We believe this needs to change. Accessible services are identified by the International Symbol of Access – also known as the wheelchair symbol – which is now 50 years old.
Is it time this symbol got an upgrade?
The truth is, not everyone with a disability uses a wheelchair – far from it. In the UK, 93-95% of people with disabilities are not wheelchair users. By upgrading this symbol so that it is inclusive of all people with disabilities, visible or invisible, we believe more people will be able to access the services they need, without being questioned or challenged.
Visability93 started as a design project to raise awareness for invisible disabilities by creating icons for some of the most common, which can be downloaded below.
As our project grew, so did our ambitions. Now, we are calling for a new International Symbol of Access – and we need your help. Click Get Involved to find out how.