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What makes a building accessible for you?

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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.

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  1. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    big sign
  2. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    air conditioning
  3. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    options
  4. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    One that doesn't assume I know where to go
  5. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    blind
  6. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    green
  7. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    food
  8. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    wheelchair
  9. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    correct scale
  10. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Bubbles and plug-ins
  11. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    wide walkways
  12. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    wheelos
  13. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    wide seating
  14. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    unisex washrooms
  15. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    spaces
  16. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    A Door
  17. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    ice rink
  18. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    elevator
  19. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    FRIENDLINESS
  20. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Intuitive wayfinding
  21. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    inviting
  22. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    colour
  23. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    good wayfinding
  24. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    if it accomodates the sensitivities children with autism have to their external surroundings
  25. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    comfort
  26. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    low counters
  27. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    jasper
  28. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    transit
  29. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Laneway
  30. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Transparency
  31. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Bike sheds, ramps, easy stairs, lots of lights, lots of windows, open spaces, wide corridors, wide staircases
  32. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    when it is recognizable and inclusive
  33. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open spaces
  34. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    doors _
  35. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    space
  36. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Community Facts Prevalent this output cure of heat stroke
  37. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Non-specific Information Far this product cpr first aid certification online
  38. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    inclusivity of all people
  39. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    don't have to twist my back to pull open a heavy door
  40. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    low prices
  41. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    stroller access
  42. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    no barriers as to who can navigate
  43. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    automatic doors
  44. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    space to walk, high ceiling, light/window
  45. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    ground floor
  46. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    people
  47. 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
  48. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Daylighting
  49. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Parking
  50. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    a place of communal gathering
  51. 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.
  52. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    incorporating nature; framed views of nature, close up
  53. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    warmth
  54. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    inviting 'inside-out' interiors drawing me in off the street.
  55. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    an accessible building
  56. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    clear wayfinding
  57. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    unique and interesting public events, installations, and exhibits
  58. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Wheelchair access
  59. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    huge doors
  60. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    if it has wheelchair accessibility
  61. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open welcoming entry way
  62. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    universal design over accessible design
  63. 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.
  64. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    environment
  65. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Openness
  66. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Easy to find directions online
  67. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Open to all
  68. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open doors
  69. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    entrance large enough for my ego
  70. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    color
  71. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Green space
  72. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Inclusivity
  73. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Covered parking, stroller access
  74. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    STREET PRESENCE
  75. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    light
  76. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    location
  77. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Lots of natural light.
  78. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    proximity to other public places
  79. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Natural light
  80. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    bright space
  81. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Easy navigation & welcoming entrance
  82. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    garden
  83. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Humanisation of the building
  84. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    lots of windows!
  85. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    recreation
  86. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    flat surfaces
  87. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    stairs
  88. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    free public washrooms
  89. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    walking distance
  90. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    me
  91. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    design
  92. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Free wifi
  93. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    alley
  94. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    live music and welcoming seating
  95. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    door
  96. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Lots of light. As few barriers between spaces as possible.
  97. 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
  98. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    A shared public mezzanine with adjacent cafe
  99. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    doors
  100. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    open space
  101. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Good signage and good lighting.
  102. 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.
  103. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    proximity
  104. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    The ability to locate the main entrance with ease
  105. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    clear signage and lots of space in high-traffic areas
  106. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    Wayfinding
  107. What makes a building accessible for you?
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    ramps
  108. 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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