Equality is great and all. But without equity of access, entire segments of the population are locked out of full participation in society.
There are historical buildings I can’t enjoy, because laws protect them from adding accessibility features (e.g. ramps or elevators) as they may alter the historic look of the building.
One of my favorite places to visit is Galena, IL. It has a beautiful Main St., filled with shops in historic buildings.
It wasn’t until I visited for the first time in a wheelchair, that I discovered how inaccessible the entire tourist section of town was.
We all have 24hrs in a day. We don’t all have the same access to resources (e.g. money, transportation, medical insurance, physical assistance and access).
We won’t have this without equity. It’s difficult to live fully and experience your potential, in a world with more locks than keys.