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Shocking photographs show accessibility design fails

Shocking photos reveal the very worst wheelchair access ramps around the world – including a wooden path that’s perilously steep

  • These design fails are so bad, you’ll struggle to believe they actually happened
  • Images captured blunders that left wheelchair users struggling to access places 
  • Collated by BoredPanda, the shocking photographs are from across the world 

These shocking photos reveal the very worst wheelchair access ramps around the world. 

The gallery, collated by BoredPanda, shows one with several steps leading to the disabled toilet, while another terrible design features a steep wooden climb – both useless to a wheelchair user. 

Elsewhere, a picture showing two precarious narrow metal planks leading up to another floor were thought to have been setup in the Portuguese parliament.

Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the worst examples… 

A steep wooden hill was created next to a set of stairs for disabled people to use in this photograph, but it’s unlikely to prove useful for any wheelchair users. The location is unknown

This ramp proved useless as it was elevated too high above the steps for any wheelchair user to reach. It remains unclear as to where the photograph was taken

This ramp proved useless as it was elevated too high above the steps for any wheelchair user to reach. It remains unclear as to where the photograph was taken

These stairs, in an undisclosed location, proved particularly tricky for one wheelchair user as they were simply covered with some metal sheets at high angles

These stairs, in an undisclosed location, proved particularly tricky for one wheelchair user as they were simply covered with some metal sheets at high angles

When on vacation, one wheelchair user found it a struggle to use this steep platform with its dangerous angles as it was placed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When on vacation, one wheelchair user found it a struggle to use this steep platform with its dangerous angles as it was placed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

No care seemed to be taken here for wheelchair users, as they were only offered thin metal planks, obstructed by the stairs railing. It is unclear where this photo was captured

No care seemed to be taken here for wheelchair users, as they were only offered thin metal planks, obstructed by the stairs railing. It is unclear where this photo was captured

This shocking photograph, snapped in a building in an unknown area, illustrates several steps leading to the disabled toilet and making it difficult for wheelchair users to reach their destination

This shocking photograph, snapped in a building in an unknown area, illustrates several steps leading to the disabled toilet and making it difficult for wheelchair users to reach their destination

This picture depicts the wheelchair accessibility thought to have been setup in the Portuguese parliament, involving just two narrow, metal planks, for their one regular wheelchair user

This picture depicts the wheelchair accessibility thought to have been setup in the Portuguese parliament, involving just two narrow, metal planks, for their one regular wheelchair user

Sure to leave people scratching their heads in confusion, this appalling design fails sees a wheelchair lift with a step restricting its access

Sure to leave people scratching their heads in confusion, this appalling design fails sees a wheelchair lift with a step restricting its access

This design is so bad, you'll struggle to believe it's real. The steps are adorned with wheelchair signs on their side in an undisclosed location

This design is so bad, you’ll struggle to believe it’s real. The steps are adorned with wheelchair signs on their side in an undisclosed location

While one unknown council went through the effort of adding a flat service for disabled people to use, it was soon ruined by a raised platform being erected in the middle of the pedestrian crossing

While one unknown council went through the effort of adding a flat service for disabled people to use, it was soon ruined by a raised platform being erected in the middle of the pedestrian crossing

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