Discrimination in design: disability

From inaccessible transport at the COP26 climate summit to a critique of London's cobbled streets, use this week's Headline to explore stories about discrimination in design. Should everything be redesigned to suit everyone? And is it more important to design things to be accessible or more broadly inclusive?

Discrimination in Design Disability

This week, compare examples of inaccessible, accessible and inclusive design, then adapt designs to increase inclusivity.

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Generate ideas to improve inaccessible design
  • Consider the perspectives of people with different needs
  • Innovate effectively in a group

Download our one-hour Headline teaching resource on discrimination in design, with a focus on disability.

These teaching resources are supported by ARUP and Ove Arup Foundation. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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