We bet you’re wondering what all the Buzz is about! It’s about having fun, thinking outside of the box, being creative, stretching your imagination and then… making it all practical! It’s about making places; homes, retail locations, public buildings, parks, schools, businesses well, you name it… accessible for persons with disabilities. Can you do it? Try and find out!
What makes something accessible? It depends on the disability you wish to accommodate. For instance, a wheelchair may need different accommodations than someone ambulatory or perhaps disabled due to one or more of their senses impaired. Or maybe the accessibility you’d like to accommodate is less of a physical nature and perhaps more of a mental or emotional one. What you create and how you accommodate the access is up to you.
There are some basic rules though, please make sure you read them through and all of the content on this website before you begin your work and complete your entry. It doesn’t matter what material you use to create your entry as long as it is no larger than 18” x 18” x 18”. You can use cheerios or Legos® or any material that is safe and that you feel comfortable working with.
If you choose to draw or create blueprints, they must make sense to what you’re designing. For instance, an accessible bedroom must be able to not only accommodate the wheelchair, but also the furniture that would be usual to a bedroom. If your building or structure is multi-level, remember to show access from outdoors to indoors and through the levels. You may find this pamphlet useful Disabilities and Special Needs Accommodations or this information from the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Have fun, be imaginative and remember, in all that you do… Be a Bumble Bee!
Click here to register online!
All applications must be received by September 30, 2012.
Entry must be signed in at the Spina Bifida Resource Network’s Walk For Empowerment event no later than 9:30 am on Saturday, October 6, 2012.