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    Universal Design Comic

    Hello everyone,

    I wrote, colored and lettered this comic for a universal design presentation for work. The artist is Chris Malgrain from France.

    in English:
    http://www.phoenixink.ca/comics/english.jpg
    in French:
    http://demactive.fr/2009/11/handicap...rtistique.html

    Enjoy.

    CD
    "Always look at the bright side of life...."

    #2
    Universial Design

    I get the stairs as a barrier, but what about the door color makes it inaccessible?
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      #3
      Originally posted by wazabiker View Post
      I get the stairs as a barrier, but what about the door color makes it inaccessible?
      I don't know about the color, but the door handles look like they're only on the inside. Doesn't look like there are any outside handles, nor enough room for the chair when the door opens outward. But that could just be perspective on my part.
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      Thanks!

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        #4
        NIce job.

        I've seen it posted somewhere else recently, can't remember where tho, but it is certainly getting air time.
        T7-8 since Feb 2005

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          #5
          Originally posted by wazabiker View Post
          I get the stairs as a barrier, but what about the door color makes it inaccessible?
          I want people to think universal design as not only for people with physical barriers but all....

          the door color is a barrier for visually impaired individuals because the color is too close and majority of them can not distinguish the difference therefore are unable to see the wall from the door frame from the door.

          CD
          "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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            #6
            Originally posted by rdf View Post
            I don't know about the color, but the door handles look like they're only on the inside. Doesn't look like there are any outside handles, nor enough room for the chair when the door opens outward. But that could just be perspective on my part.
            Good observation!

            This is a true story. It happened to me about 6 or 7 years ago.

            Do you guys have similar stories like this? I'd love to hear about them and maybe make an on-going comic of some sort with it?
            "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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              #7
              A department store near me has a very nice notice on the door, w/ a h/c logo, stating something about them being happy to help, if you need assistance shopping, just ask a clerk, etc etc.

              Yet the doors are extremely heavy and the is no automatic opener. So many of the customers who might need help, can;t even get in to ask.
              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                #8
                that's a good one Sjean423. I'll have to credit you with this story when I make it someday. Keep them coming!

                R u on facebook? I think that's the only place my friend and I posted this comic.
                "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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                  #9
                  Yes, I saw it there .... you must be a "friend of a friend ....."
                  T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                    #10
                    That happens to me every day when I go out of the door. Even the new school for my small one and his old school. And all the offices and the shops. I am tired of it. I have been without sigarettes in the weekend because of it. I survieve because I have snus but it is boring after a while to meet things like that all the time. I understand why most dis in this town never go out. I was waiting two months to buy a heater in my house because of it too.
                    TH 12, 43 years post

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                      #11
                      i started sticking fluorescent stickers and high vis duct tape on a lot of the items i carry all the time. so much easier to find and less likely for me to lose it.
                      nice work BTW
                      cauda equina

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                        #12
                        good idea metronycguy. I used to put Velcro on everything to make it easier to pickup things.

                        do you live in NYC? I'm planing a trip there for next year's comic-con.

                        ... and thank you.
                        "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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                          #13
                          ChinaDoll,
                          There was one time back in October when I went to a black tie event in Hollywood and was gonna go out with friends after. My friend researched the club we were gonna go to, called ahead to make sure they were wheelchair accessible (both entry and facilities, bathrooms, etc). When we got done at the gala my friend and I were gonna meet another friend at this place, but there was one MAJOR problem. The club itself looked very handicap accessible, but there was no parking lot!! The only parking available was street parking on Sunset Blvd, a BUSY street in the heart of Hollywood. Needless to say, I didn't feel like being road kill as I unloaded my wheelchair from the drivers side so we ended up going home. I was majorly disappointed.
                          ~Mandy~
                          SCI as a result of spinal surgery
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ChinaDoll View Post
                            good idea metronycguy. I used to put Velcro on everything to make it easier to pickup things.

                            do you live in NYC? I'm planing a trip there for next year's comic-con.

                            ... and thank you.
                            hi china doll , i am outside the city ,within about 15 miles of midtown,
                            comic con sounds cool always hear about this interesting conventions too late.
                            they have a couple in interesting ones i need to go to some day,
                            i think comic con is one of them, i saw the pictures of everybody dressed up in the crime fighter costumes, pretty interesting.
                            l
                            cauda equina

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ChinaDoll View Post
                              I want people to think universal design as not only for people with physical barriers but all....

                              the door color is a barrier for visually impaired individuals because the color is too close and majority of them can not distinguish the difference therefore are unable to see the wall from the door frame from the door.

                              CD
                              good point. Universal Design just makes sense

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