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

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Now, the accessible bathroom is somewhat of an option. In this space, I can _____ the lock on the door, the sink, the soap dispenser, the hand _____ and the mirror. Yet, I cannot use the toilet. It is deliberately designed higher so that __________ users can transfer across with ease. This is a _________ and necessary innovation, but in the design world, when we ________ a new project or idea as accessible, what does that mean? Who is it accessible to? And whose needs are not being accommodated for?

Solution

  1. describe
  2. dryer
  3. wonderful
  4. reach
  5. wheelchair

Original Text

Now, the accessible bathroom is somewhat of an option. In this space, I can reach the lock on the door, the sink, the soap dispenser, the hand dryer and the mirror. Yet, I cannot use the toilet. It is deliberately designed higher so that wheelchair users can transfer across with ease. This is a wonderful and necessary innovation, but in the design world, when we describe a new project or idea as accessible, what does that mean? Who is it accessible to? And whose needs are not being accommodated for?

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Important Words

  1. accessible
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  3. bathroom
  4. deliberately
  5. describe
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  11. ease
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  20. reach
  21. sink
  22. soap
  23. space
  24. toilet
  25. transfer
  26. users
  27. wheelchair
  28. wonderful
  29. world