My experience at the AIA Convention in Denver was unique for me, a very eye opening adventure into the ADA. This year I went with a broken foot and the need to do all of those marvelous walking tours from the perspective of a wheel chair. It was a challenging, frustrating time, eventually evolving into an insightful connection with other architects whose limitations I shared. Tim had come from Oregon with a broken heal, and Margaret came with a torn Achilles’ tendon. Each of us shared our stories and I think we all learned more and developed a new level of compassion for those struggling with the challenges of life. So please, next time you have the opportunity to assist with a door for a person in a wheel chair, on crutches, or a new mom with a stroller, please take it and pause for thought.
Be well, Laurel