New Access Symbol Competition

It’s been said many times that the current international access symbol is misleading. That’s because it makes people think of wheelchair users as the only people needing access considerations. But it’s so well recognized it’s been so difficult to change. 

In January 2022, the International Union of Architects and Rehabilitation International launched an access symbol design competition.

The competition was open to architects, graphic designers to create a new international symbol of accessibility.

And the winner is….Ukrainian architect Maksym Holovko!Access Symbol

The top winning designs will be submitted to the ISO/TC 145″Graphical Symbols” working group for consideration.

You can view the extensive gallery of entries to see how varied the ideas are.