This may seem a little off the Paleo subject, but I want to share it because it is so important, and because it is near and dear to my heart (and I will explain how this relates to Paleo relate toward the end – keep reading!)…
Some of our very best friends are Scott and Sarah Pruett (they also eat Paleo/Primal, by the way!). They have just started a company based on the concept of Universal Design.
Scott has used a wheelchair since a skiing accident back in 1999, and Sarah is an Occupational Therapist… so they know all about the challenges that come with society’s limited contributions to accessibility (learn more about them here).
As we have spent time with Scott and Sarah, we have noticed how often business-owners and organizations overlook the needs of people with different levels of ability… for example, restaurant tables are often set too high, sidewalks are often blocked by “stuff” like signage and flower pots, steps into a building often prohibit entry, etc.
Scott and Sarah’s Mission:
To promote increased independence and quality of life for people of all abilities at home and in the community.
I love this!
Think about it… we Paleo-people sometimes complain about not being able to find decent Paleo meals at local restaurants, while some people are unable to even enter the restaurant.
So how is this similar to Paleo?
To learn more about the concept of Universal Design, and to help make this concept more prevalent in your community, check out their website and share it with your friends and family! They have a FREE eBook download (get it here!). They also offer guidebooks, consulting, and a great blog for people who are interested in making our world more accessible for people with all levels of abilities.
I am SO supportive of this endeavor… help me spread the word!