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Accessible Icon, 2009–11

This is a Accessible icon. It was made for (as the client) Accessible Icon Project. It is dated 2009–11.

The International Symbol of Access logo, first designed in 1969 by Susanne Koefoed, featured a person sitting upright in a wheelchair. This recent iteration that depicts a person in forward motion, propelling through space, offers a more accurate representation of people in wheelchairs as dynamic rather than static bodies. The new logo is open source and available in a multitude of sizes and formats.

It is credited Public domain.

  • Plate
  • plastic.
  • Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.
  • 1972-88-129-1

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1158794965/ |title=Accessible Icon, 2009–11 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=15 December 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>