The wedge ramp is the perfect object to represent what we are up to at StopGap right now. They are simple to build and easy to deploy. They are attractive – one might even call them sexy. They provide access to businesses and spaces for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids (parents with strollers and delivery workers find them handy as well) quickly and inexpensively (free actually thanks to our partnership with the Home Depot).
Most important is they incite conversation and bring much needed attention to the lack of universal access to the spaces and place we all desire to be. These ramps are fantastic – but do not represent a perfect solution to the design problem we are engaged in.
So please, get involved and let us know what you think, if / how you would design barrier free access and what is important to you with respect to this design issue.