Symbols (pictograms) are the universal vocabulary that can transcend words, languages, locations, and cultures. Symbol design is a critical component of graphic design because symbols can often communicate information more concisely than words.
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Happy first day of Pride Month 2022! Here at SEGD we have been striving to do better to create inclusive programming and partnerships that provide impactful social education and inspire positive action toward a truly egalitarian society--and need the voices of the community to do so. To kick off the month, we would like to feature Beyond the Binary: Setting the Wayfinding Standard for Inclusive Restrooms. This topic, featured at our 2021 Wayfinding + Placemaking event, is an important one as we strive to make the world a more inclusive place. We look forward to celebrating Pride month with all of you!
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Beyond the Binary: Setting the Wayfinding Standard for Inclusive Restrooms
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Mijksenaar published a set of all-gender symbols to address inclusive design in restrooms.
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Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.
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