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Cities are designed for the Average Australian with two legs: but statistically this is incorrect!

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The March 2016 Disability Council of NSW  i-CONTACT newsletter just came out and in it was a lovely little excerpt as follows "Two Legs? At the “City Talk” event at the State Theatre (Thursday 17 March),  Dr Richard Denniss, an economist from the Australia Institute, spoke about how people often excuse non-inclusive design on the grounds that something is designed for “the average Australian”. He went on to say that this is not always correct, noting that the average number of legs on an Australian is less than two, but our cities are mostly designed for people with precisely two legs."

A web-based copy of the full newsletter is available on the Disability Council website
<www.disabilitycouncil.nsw.gov.au>


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