Writing

Per-Olof Hedvall
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Tacit vs. Explicit Accessibility

All too often, what is accessible is highlighted and marked with wheelchair symbols. The signs are used routinely as part of the existing culture around accessibility. In some situations, they are necessary. However, there are hidden power structures at play, upholding images of norm and deviation. I recently wrote about

Per-Olof Hedvall
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Meanwhile, In a Different World...

Imagine a place where human diversity is expected and accessibility is the norm. There are such pockets of society, but they are few and far between. Hotel Ilunion Malaga is one of them. "Hoteles con Todos Incluidos" I recently stayed at the most accessible hotel I have ever

Per-Olof Hedvall
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Universal Design of Work Places (Book launch)

Last year, I was invited to write a book chapter on the growth of Universal Design by a Swedish initiative aiming at creating and supporting inclusive workplaces in Sweden. I gave the chapter the title: "The Growth of Universal Design – A Shift in Culture?" (In Swedish: "Framväxten