By Amy Foxwell
09/01/2022 – Edtech Chronicle
You may not have heard of the curb-cut effect.
That’s what happens when something designed for a unique audience – usually a type of accommodation or accessibility provision – ends up benefiting everyone.
It’s called the curb-cut effect because of the small ramps that level the sidewalk to the street. Originally required to accommodate those in wheelchairs, these curb cutouts now serve families with strollers and delivery drivers, anyone who cannot comfortably navigate the step of a curb. The curb-cut effect usually takes a few years to materialize – for us to realize that the thing we did for a few has become a good for many more.
Over the past few years, right under our noses, a curb-cut has happened in education…Read full article here.