Disabled and handicapped
"Disability is not in people, but in the environment people designed. so everyone can have handicapped."
Here are two pictures of the stairs. What's the difference between these two pictures?
The most memorable classes in university were the disability and the elderly experience. Generally, in the case of public institutions, the installation and inclination of the ramps is limited by the building law. There also installs ramp in the university building that I had experienced. However, the position of the ramp was located at the beginning of the new ramp, and the edge of the ramp was turned off to connect them naturally. In the usual place, it became a dangerous place where the wheelchair slipped. Fortunately, I was in a group of two, so I had a friend who helped me, so I did not have a big accident. The design made under the name of beauty is a barrior that can not go on with everyday life to someone.
"Disability is not in people, but in the environment we live in." This is a sentence that clearly shows the purpose of barrier-free design and universal design.In the English speaking countries, they are emphasizing the possibility of human so changing the expression 'handicapped' to 'person with disability'. On the other hand, in Korea, people they changing their expression of handicapped person to handicapped friend. At this time, it means that the friend is the object to be helped, so we can understand the recognition of the disability in Korea. One of the first picture I showed is the stairs that was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of 3.1 this time in subway station. The other is just stairs in my apartment. You take a closer look at the apartment stairs and can see that there is a braille stool in the landing area and a black line on one side of wall. Both are safety devices for people with visual impairments. You know all the uses of the braille scaffolding, but many people do not know the purpose of the black line. The black line phas an important role to quasi-blind with amblyopia guess the shape of the stairway through contrast effects. But, there is nothing in the stairs of subway station despite the public facilities.
Typically, designs as standard are often considered universal design. It is important to make it look good, to make a meaningful form. But when changing standards, there must be hesitation and worry. In the design without hesitation, anyoneone can have handicapped.