A symbol of change?

April 17, 2010 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

In a brief article in Dexigner, a new more contemporary version of the International Symbol for Access (ISA) was unveiled.  This new symbol was created by Carter Wong Design for the UK’s National Media Museum.  The original symbol was created in 1968 by Susanne Koefoed and is a copyrighted image of the International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA).

The article describes the new look, stating “by removing the sharp corners from the person’s body and wheelchair, the design reflects the great strides  that have been made in wheelchair design and the increased independence and mobility this has given users.”

What do you think?  Do you like the proposed new symbol better than the original?  Why or why not?

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