My grandfather’s clock was inclusive and accessible

A woman learns to juggle balls
My grandfather was blind.

In the nineties, he had a wall clock that we all cherished. The clock played a song before ringing several times, depending on the hour. Every melody was unique to each number of the hour. And it rang to count the numbers.

We became so familiar with the clock that we could tell the time immediately after a song started playing. We didn’t have to see the hands of the clock to tell the time.

We need to include people living with disabilities and others with varying circumstances when we design. No group of people need to be left behind because they’re not ‘like us.’