Unless you were already aware of this campaign, it’s too late to get involved this year… but it may be something to consider the next time Halloween comes up on the calendar.
Two Toronto-based designers are trying to remove some of the barriers that typically deter children with physical disabilities from actively trick-or-treating on Halloween. Rich Padulo and Pat Lore have crafted a pumpkin-coloured lawn sign that says: “Accessible trick-or-treating.”
What that means is that homeowners who have errected those signs will be handing out treats from their garages, or entrances that are level with the ground, so that kids with disabilities and wheelchairs don’t have to navigate obstacles that might prevent them from ringing a doorbell, like stairs for instance.
Apparently, the real estate company RE/MAX got on board year and bought 2,500 of the signs to spread across Ontario.