This film is part of Free

An Ordinary Life

“I’d much rather work at a computer than make wicker baskets” – disabled people hit the mainstream in 1980s Britain

1985 29 mins

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Overview

“I’d much rather work at a computer than make wicker baskets” – this film looks at the mainstream inclusion of disabled people in employment, education and the built environment. It features a unique computer consultancy business, run by disabled people themselves, and how ideas like inclusive design can benefit us all.

Wycliffe Noble, one of the film’s contributors, was a pioneering architect and ally of disabled people. He was a champion of the idea of Inclusive Design, which asked designers to look at the built environment in terms of access for all users. Some of the practical solutions he devised are shown in the film.

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