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Discriminating design should go beyond disability dogma

Back in 1961, Selwyn Goldsmith wrote Designing for the Disabled . At the time the notion that the wheelchairbound had a right to demand access to public buildings was barely acknowledged. Forty years on, it is enshrined in law, and Goldsmith has written Universal Design ; a book which is likely to prompt controversy with its claim that for-the-disabled design is in fact both socially exclusive and offensively discriminatory.

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