New Blood Entry — The Inclusive Symbol of Access
Monotype / 2019
Of the 57 million Americans with a disability, only 4% use a wheelchair. For a community as varied as the disability community, the current representative icon (the International Symbol of Access) is a problem. It perpetuates a culture where only physical disabilities are validated, creating a host of issues for those who need access to different spaces. Introducing the Inclusive Symbol of Access. This reimagined icon uses type to representation all people with disabilities. Whether a disability is physical or "invisible," this symbol of celebrates the individual while uniting a diverse group.