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Slatin Group Addresses Ageism and Ableism

As people with disabilities gain strength in denouncing ableism, the rising population of older people is highlighting the persistence of ageism throughout society.

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One World Observatory Becomes First Major Attraction to Welcome Elements of Service

Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad (left), Peter Slatin (right) and Peter's guide dog Inga at the One World Observatory, Manhattan view in the background

Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad (left), Peter Slatin (right) and Peter's guide dog Inga at the One World Observatory.

Slatin Group was thrilled to train the hard-working managers and staff at Legends’ One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center, over the course of two days in mid-February.

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Slatin Group Introduces The DMO Accessibility Blueprint

Building on our pioneering work helping NYC & Company create Accessible NYC, including content on accessible places, attractions and activities; NYC Talks panel discussions on accessible travel and tourism; and a marketing video centered on a local family with a wheelchair user visiting New York attractions, we’re plunging into the Destination Management Organization marketplace.

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Training and Talking in October and November

The Ford Foundation building view

The renovation of the Ford Foundation in 2019 included a tactile sidewalk at the 43rd Street entrance along with the addition of doors large enough for wheelchairs. Photo: Garrett Rowland/Gensler.

October and November 2019 marked important milestones in our growth. We were pleased to be invited again to present on design and accessibility at the biennial Monterey Design Conference at the breathtaking Julia Morgan-designed Asilomar Conference Center. Our lecture, “The Trouble with Accessibility,” was filmed and will be available later this year from us and from the California AIA and in longer form in the AIA New York City’s magazine, Oculus.

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Prime Accessibility Flop On Amazon Prime Day

Several Amazon packages haphazardly stacked.

The price is the surprise in packages bought using the accessibility help desk. photocredit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

I often feel incompetent when struggling with a web site’s interface...

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