Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Helping Hand?


I'm quite sure this isn't a new idea. And I know there are arguments against, with regards to avoiding being patronizing. Which is important. However, I can't yhelp but feel that the sybmbol for accessibility (the stick fella in a wheel chair), is a little out dated, not not very 'inclusive'.

So what about something LIKE this.



Not this, cos its crap. I mocked it up in a minute or two just now. But to me an out streched hand symbolizes assistive services better than the stick guy.


Thoughts?....

Cheers

4 comments:

rugs said...

I'm glad you recognized that it was bad before I had to say something.
I don't mind the guy with the wheelchair so much, but I think you may be right. A hand might be much better – and certainly less discriminatory. Not that, though, there's anything wrong with a wheelchair! That might be the wrong mindset to start with – as if there's something insulting about a wheelchair?
But this does definitely have something about it. I think it's a pretty good idea.

Anonymous said...

The man on wheelchair is more like a symbol for HEALTH AIDE or CHARITY. But when I saw your proposed image for HELPING HAND it made me think. Isn’t that similar to what other companies used to symbolize BUSINESS or PARTNERSHIP? Also, it seems not-so-artistic because you presented it LITERALLY. Oh well this is just my own opinion. I’m not a pro in things like this but have been working on some AVATARS and LOGOS for years.

Framed Art paintings said...

The man on wheelchair is more like a symbol for HEALTH AIDE or CHARITY. But when I saw your proposed image for HELPING HAND it made me think. Isn’t that similar to what other companies used to symbolize BUSINESS or PARTNERSHIP? Also, it seems not-so-artistic because you presented it LITERALLY. Oh well this is just my own opinion. I’m not a pro in things like this but have been working on some AVATARS and LOGOS for years.

Season said...

Well written article.