Why Truly Accessible Design Benefits Everyone

Universal Design is better for all humans, not just the disabled

Illustration by Raquel Kalil

When I became paralyzed at the age of 15, I learned to live by hacking. Can’t walk anymore? Hack ambulation with a wheelchair.

15 or so years later, I live more or less independently. I drive my own car and I live in a house. I even dress and feed myself…