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 was updated?
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 changing the symbol so that it is inclusive of all disabilities, visible or invisible, we believe more people will be able to access the services they need, without being questioned.
Visability93 began as a design project to raise awareness for invisible disabilities. We created icons for some of the most common as a starting point, which can be downloaded as a font 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.