Friday, December 18, 2015

Universal Design for T-Shirts

My son, like many children with disabilities, has some acute sensory issues. T-shirt tags bother him incessantly, and the advent of the printed label is wonderful. We try not to buy shirts that have tags, and when we do ...
(Image Description: three tags cut off a shirt)

This is trivial, but it's also annoying and not needed. No one likes tags! No one things a shirt is better because it has multiple tags. Printing labels on the fabric works.

Universal design always makes things better both for the people with specific needs (i.e. my son, for whom shirts with tags are terrible) and, in less acute ways, for everyone else.

Universal design, hooray!

(Image: Two kids, hands up, wearing Minion Christmas Pjs).

Actually, I hate pajama day. But that's another story.

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