Citizenry Spectrum

Equal citizenry requires more than equal access. It’s a three part process centred on the principle of equal experience: access, inclusion and participation.

Access is about environments- think door widths, desk heights, way finding, tactile surfaces, ramps. Inclusion is about attitudes- think opportunities to be a part of something, invitations to be involved, welcoming. Participation is about action -think actually doing stuff- working, going places, living in community.

When people live in a place where they can get in, are invited in and can join- in regardless of who they are, where they are from, their age or their ability- that is equal citizenry, that is community.

What do you think it will take?

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