Thursday, May 30, 2013
So meet the 'new' symbol that's being proposed.
Now, full disclosure, I know NOTHING about the history behind this and only found out about it because someone emailed me and asked me my opinion of it. I decided to wait to investigate until we've had a chance to chat about it here first.
My first thought was 'why don't I care about this?'
Like the song from A Chorus Line ... I dug right down to the bottom of my soul and I felt nothing.
I imagine that a lot of work has gone into this, a lot of thought and hours and hours of discussion. I imagine that there are people really passionate about this and who find meaning in what the new symbol 'says.' I do not wish to disparage that ... I think it's important that people fight the battles they choose to fight. I just don't find myself being caught up in the new design.
It strikes me that I may not be the best person to respond to this. I am, 7 years in, still recently disabled. I've lived with the old blue badge guy for a relatively short period of time. For me getting the blue badge was important both for the accessibility it gave me and the identification of myself as a disabled person. For those who've been with the symbol for a lot longer, they may have come to dislike it and desire change. I'm good with that.
So ... what are your thoughts? Do you like the new symbol? Do you think it says something new and different? I'm curious ... comments please!!!