UNIVERSAL DESIGN: TOWARDS A NEW AESTHETICS

BEAUTY VS ACCESSIBILITY?
Why not call this article beauty and accessibility? Mainly because they both are often in contradiction with each other, as much in our heads as in the facts. To prove it, the doorway of this French city hall is a perfect example:

Doorway of the Saint-jean-Rohrbach city hall. © Le Républicain Lorrain 14/01/2019

The lack of elegance seen in layouts made for persons with reduced mobiliy frequently comes from a lack of…