A Universal concept!

Posted on - Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

My children’s school principal told me a story today and I thought I’d share it with you…..

A cold and snowy day at a school in the North, where the custodian was shoveling snow off of the steps that lead up to the school entrance.  At that moment a kid in a wheelchair asked the custodian

“Hey Mister, could you shovel the snow off of the ramp?”

The custodian gave the kid an annoyed look and said:

“Hey Kid, when I finish shoveling the snow off of the steps so that the 300 other kids can enter the school, then I’ll shovel the ramp for you!”

And then the very wise kid said:

“Well mister, if you shovel the snow off of the ramp EVERYONE can use it”

That is Universal Design!

Thank you Rabbi Udman for sharing and Rick Lavoie for telling it!