There are so many. It would not be possible to mention all of them. There is one device, however, that always seem to work. To speak positively on new developments. This simply motivates others, including the laggards, to spur themselves on towards realizing their responsibilities, moral and tangible. Moral objectives are focused on helping those who are perceived to not be able to take care of themselves.
Tangible objectives entail physical installations such as sloped sidewalks for wheelchair bound pedestrians and even something as remote, well, seemingly so, as a special needs swing. Well, why would a ‘special needs swing’ be a remote object? Could it be that it is a rare sight? Well, that could be it, and perhaps it is time to increase its presence in public spaces. For instance, all well-functioning cities and towns have their public parks or botanical gardens.
It is in many cases regarded as the city’s green lung. Strictly speaking, with so many trees and green foliage, it most certainly is. It becomes an ideal space for the city’s residents and commuters to rest and recuperate. It is also a healthy place for people to play. Swings have been popular, especially among young children, for many years. But they have not always been safe objects on which to bounce and swing.
So, enter special needs swing. See it as a device not just reserved for people with disabilities, wheelchair bound or otherwise, not just for people, young and old, with special needs, but as an object for the young and the restless, and the more vulnerable among all and sundry. You know the old saying; why should some folks have all the fun, and not others. Why not, indeed. Special needs or not.