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From the Ted Talk by Sinéad Burke: Why design should include everyone

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I often forget that I'm a little person. It's the pshicayl enirmnnvoet and society that remind me. Using a public bathroom is an excruciating experience. I walk into the cubicle but I can't reach the lock on the door. I'm creative and reilinest. I look around and see if there's a bin that I can turn upside down. Is it safe? Not really. Is it hngiiyec and sanitary? Definitely not. But the atertlniave is much worse. If that doesn't work, I use my phone. It gives me an additional four- to six-inch reach, and I try to jam the lock closed with my iohnpe. Now, I imagine that's not what Jony Ive had in mind when he designed the iPhone, but it works. The alternative is that I arapcpoh a stranger. I azglopoie profusely and I ask them to stand guard outside my cubicle door. They do and I emerge grateful but absolutely mortified, and hope that they didn't ntoice that I left the bathroom without washing my hands. I carry hand sitniazer with me every sgnlie day because the sink, soap dispenser, hand dryer and mirror are all out of my reach.

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I often forget that I'm a little person. It's the ________ ___________ and society that remind me. Using a public bathroom is an excruciating experience. I walk into the cubicle but I can't reach the lock on the door. I'm creative and _________. I look around and see if there's a bin that I can turn upside down. Is it safe? Not really. Is it ________ and sanitary? Definitely not. But the ___________ is much worse. If that doesn't work, I use my phone. It gives me an additional four- to six-inch reach, and I try to jam the lock closed with my ______. Now, I imagine that's not what Jony Ive had in mind when he designed the iPhone, but it works. The alternative is that I ________ a stranger. I _________ profusely and I ask them to stand guard outside my cubicle door. They do and I emerge grateful but absolutely mortified, and hope that they didn't ______ that I left the bathroom without washing my hands. I carry hand _________ with me every ______ day because the sink, soap dispenser, hand dryer and mirror are all out of my reach.

Solution

  1. hygienic
  2. environment
  3. apologize
  4. approach
  5. resilient
  6. physical
  7. sanitizer
  8. notice
  9. single
  10. iphone
  11. alternative

Original Text

I often forget that I'm a little person. It's the physical environment and society that remind me. Using a public bathroom is an excruciating experience. I walk into the cubicle but I can't reach the lock on the door. I'm creative and resilient. I look around and see if there's a bin that I can turn upside down. Is it safe? Not really. Is it hygienic and sanitary? Definitely not. But the alternative is much worse. If that doesn't work, I use my phone. It gives me an additional four- to six-inch reach, and I try to jam the lock closed with my iPhone. Now, I imagine that's not what Jony Ive had in mind when he designed the iPhone, but it works. The alternative is that I approach a stranger. I apologize profusely and I ask them to stand guard outside my cubicle door. They do and I emerge grateful but absolutely mortified, and hope that they didn't notice that I left the bathroom without washing my hands. I carry hand sanitizer with me every single day because the sink, soap dispenser, hand dryer and mirror are all out of my reach.

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