A re-blog from my fantastic #inclusivechic co-host, Vicki of Wheel Chic Home – Our first roundup!
“Last month, Vaila from The Inclusive Home and I started a new Hashtag across Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest called #inclusivechic
We set up the hashtag to start conversations around inclusive, accessible or disabled design that we love. This could be things we have in our own homes, or great architecture or design we’ve seen that helps someone in their wish for a dignified, independent life. We’ve suggested a theme each week for the posts and we’re thrilled with the response so far, and we hope it’ll continue to grow!
We don’t want to pigeon-hole this hashtag as for disabled people. There’s great inclusive design everywhere – that can be used by those with or without disabilities. We want to encourage people to look around them and find things that everyone can use and be aware of. So we want to raise awareness, have a little fun and also we’ll have some prizes coming up in future months so keep posting!
We’re also so pleased with the discussions we’ve had on the hashtag, from the best ceiling hosts to wheelchair front wheel adaptations, we’ve been sharing hints and tips so we’re all learning as we go.
We’ve had some great posts and ideas from the #inclusivechic crowd on Instagram and we wanted to share some of those in a monthly round up. We’re a little late on this first round up but we’ll catch up this month!
Here’s a selection of some of our favourites in the past few weeks, although we’ve loved all the input you’ve given us!
First up: this beautiful inclusive bathroom at the St Ermin’s Hotel in London, designed by MotionSpot. Anyone would be happy to use this room, disabled or not. It’s fully inclusive!
Next up is a lovely photo from Kezzabelle5 with a picture of Ashton enjoying bathtime in a fabulous and safe bath chair surrounded by colours and lights. What’s not to love about this?
Next up possibly the most brilliant stair lift I’ve seen up to a beautiful home in Cornwall over looking sea. Cornwall’s small cottages and fishing villages with steep hills and uneven steps isn’t the first thought for an accessible home but that didn’t stop On The Mother Hand from setting up home here and getting a marine grade lift installed. Brilliant – and I bet it’s also useful for sending up heavy shopping too!
This in progress bathroom from Wills_House is lovely, the oversized mirror and smart navy tiles with white grout work well with the grab bars and accessible sink. I can’t wait to see it finished!
We’ve also been discussing Architecture this month and this example of a wheelchair ramp wrapping round the steps at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield is brilliant. Sometimes a wheelchair user has to go round to a different entrance to everyone else, even having to wait for staff to let you in making you feel like an inconvenience, but this ramp let’s everyone be together up and down to the museum. I love it, and thanks to A Wheelie Great Adventure for sharing it with us.
We’ve had so many posts to choose from, so it was really tough to narrow it down, please go and check out #inclusivechic and join in, share your inclusive design with us.
That’s it for this month’s roundup – see you next month!”