What the Ancient Greeks and Architecture May Tell Us About Accessibility

What the Ancient Greeks and Architecture May Tell Us About Accessibility

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What the Ancient Greeks and Architecture May Tell Us About Accessibility

The August 2020 issue of the archaeological journal Antiquity contained a fascinating look at ancient Greek architecture titled, “The architecture of access: ramps at ancient Greek healing sanctuaries.” It was written by Debby Sneed, a classicist at California State University, Long Beach. Sneed contends that “the ancient Greeks made architectural choices that enabled individuals with impaired mobility to access certain spaces where relatively large numbers of disabled individuals were expected to visit.” Basically, she theorizes…

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