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What does this symbol actually mean? - Adrian Treharne


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Some of the world’s most recognizable symbols exist to sell products. Others, to steer traffic or advance political causes. But there’s one whose main purpose is to help people. You may know it as the wheelchair symbol, but its formal title is the International Symbol of Access. But what does the symbol actually mean? And what is its purpose? Adrian Treharne explains.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Adrian Treharne
  • Director Tolga Yıldız, Serin İnan
  • Animator Tuncay Çetin
  • Designer Pelin Maravent
  • Layout Artist Pelin Maravent
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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