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What makes a building accessible for you?

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What is this?

We want to look at spaces, places, architecture and design with fresh eyes – yours.

An essential question around the HCMA studios is: "What's Possible?" For a street? A community plan? A pool? A school? A...home page?

We post images and questions that relate to discussions around the studio. If you see something that sparks your curiosity, tell us what you think. You can check out other people's contributions too by viewing all responses.

A single comment, a debate or a consensus could cause a shift, that shifts everything.

Welcome to the conversation.

Where is this?
All Responses
  1. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    low prices
  2. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    stroller access
  3. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    no barriers as to who can navigate
  4. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    automatic doors
  5. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    space to walk, high ceiling, light/window
  6. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    ground floor
  7. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    people
  8. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    welcoming facade the points to a clearly defined entry point, lots of windows with natural light, well-lit open spaces flanked with smaller spaces for retreat and repose, walls with friendly eye-catching art or interactive features, central focal points that draw the eye and inspire thought. Interactive features that inspire connection, conversation, and movement
  9. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Daylighting
  10. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Parking
  11. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    a place of communal gathering
  12. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Feeling anonymous and at home, all at the same time. Nooks, cosy corners, places to sit and read a book while going unnoticed by everyone else.
  13. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    incorporating nature; framed views of nature, close up
  14. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    warmth
  15. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    inviting 'inside-out' interiors drawing me in off the street.
  16. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    an accessible building
  17. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    clear wayfinding
  18. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    unique and interesting public events, installations, and exhibits
  19. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Wheelchair access
  20. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    huge doors
  21. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    if it has wheelchair accessibility
  22. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open welcoming entry way
  23. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    universal design over accessible design
  24. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    A space I can orient myself without feeling silly or in the way. I hate trying to figure out where I am going and feeling like I am gawking or standing in the way.
  25. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    environment
  26. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Openness
  27. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Easy to find directions online
  28. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Open to all
  29. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open doors
  30. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    entrance large enough for my ego
  31. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    color
  32. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Green space
  33. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Inclusivity
  34. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Covered parking, stroller access
  35. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    STREET PRESENCE
  36. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    light
  37. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    location
  38. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Lots of natural light.
  39. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    proximity to other public places
  40. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Natural light
  41. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    bright space
  42. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Easy navigation & welcoming entrance
  43. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    garden
  44. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Humanisation of the building
  45. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    lots of windows!
  46. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    recreation
  47. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    No homeless
  48. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    flat surfaces
  49. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    stairs
  50. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    free public washrooms
  51. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    walking distance
  52. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    me
  53. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    design
  54. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Free wifi
  55. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    alley
  56. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    live music and welcoming seating
  57. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    door
  58. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Lots of light. As few barriers between spaces as possible.
  59. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Connected to walkway paths, public transit, places to live, no stairs or an elevator, welcoming signage, bright lighting
  60. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    A shared public mezzanine with adjacent cafe
  61. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    doors
  62. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open space
  63. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Good signage and good lighting.
  64. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Open spaces so that I don't feel closed in and wide corridors so that there's room for traffic to flow.
  65. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    proximity
  66. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    The ability to locate the main entrance with ease
  67. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    clear signage and lots of space in high-traffic areas
  68. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Wayfinding
  69. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    ramps
  70. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Public Transportation
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We hope this experiment tilts perspectives and inspires curiosity and conversation about the built environment.

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