Gaining Access: 11 Innovative Projects Support People of All Abilities
07 February 2020

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has a letter and a spirit. ADA prohibits discrimination against people with physical or mental impairments, which, in the built environment, means removing barriers and fostering access. Yet the civil rights law rejects second-class citizenship equally overtly. It requires that accommodations for differently-abled people are placed “in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual”—that everybody experience a building in the same dignified, efficient, or poetic manner that its architect had intended.”

Oculus presents recently completed and forthcoming projects—including the Gateway Arch Museum—that represent gold standards and new frontiers in inclusivity. Read more at