In Ontario, accessible design is not simply a good idea, it is part of our law. In the August issue of Applied Arts, this shift in design thinking is explored in the article “Design That Works” with support from several Entro-completed projects.
In this article, Entro’s Founding Partner, Andrew Kuzyk explains how bus stops for MiWay, Mississauga’s transit system, were developed with accessibility in mind. Similarly, wayfinding at the Centennial College Story Arts Centre features large-scale graphics, appropriate contrasts, recognizable pictograms, tactile lettering and Braille, to accommodate all types of users.
Entro has been a longstanding proponent of accessible design. Accessible design is not simply adapting to ‘make it accessible,’ but thinking through different types of users and conditions (lighting, elevations, viewing distances, etc.), in combination with visual elements, to create a functional, inspiring design that fits within a complete system and contributes to a positive user experience.