Often related to the establishment of specificity in the association of physical movement with reach, range, and proximity, our considerations take into account a more extensive field of difference in ability. We prefer to think of access as going beyond the spatial allocations that determine its policy in accessibility standards, understanding that barriers affect more than mobility, and impede connectivity beyond the physical restrictions of personal human impairment.
Our work is based on the observation and documentation of human patterns of use in designing for both independence and interdependence in a population. Creatively imagining the capacity of situations to adapt to variations for equal use and cognition as an investment in the longevity of their use.
Inclusion is the building block of a community, and the designation of the public and personal space as places of social equilibrium predisposes that the conditions support variations in cognition and physiology inherent upon society as a whole. And while it includes the ability of individuals to obtain or make use of something regardless of physical stature or limitation - we like to ask - What determines the equity? And, How can dependence be measured within a civic infrastructure? We imagine it as a relationship between the readability, its comprehension, and the readiness for the encounter.
By evaluating the perception of size, shape, and form, we are interested in working to include conscious awareness of the target, willful communication of target goals, and confidence when transiting across thresholds with the intention of limiting error. In finding ways to incorporate assistive technologies into design solutions for those whose physical condition clearly presents greater difficulties, we are interested in working as designers and educators to develop new metrics of personal independence and collective participation based on fulfillment of use and adaptability by the environment to the limitations in ability, performance, and strength.