Rooms

What do you think of when you walk into a room?

I thought about this a lot as I had a heated conversation about women in tech today. That women don’t want to take up opportunities in tech.

Even the question locks out people who are in wheelchairs who are not going to walk into the room.

Here’s the question for people in all places in which women are few: How can you make the people who are woman sees when she walks into a room more female?

How, in terms of accessibility, can you make the space open to people who have issues of sight, who are Deaf, who need mobility aids?

When you start to look at rooms like that: privilege, gender, physical abilities, you’ll be amazed by what you see.

Note: This post is part of#CuminWrites366, my year-long attempt to write a post a day. Find the rest over at readability.com/cuminwrites/

Questions, comments, suggestions or thoughts on access? Send them to cuminwrites@gmail.com

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