‘Inaccessibility is a collective problem’: the promise and limits of adaptive fashion

When Angel Dixon acquired her disability, clothes shopping suddenly became complicated. She wanted things that worked for her: soft fabrics with no tags (because of nerve pain), and garments without buttons, zips or hooks would have been handy. She also – importantly – wanted to look good.

On a day trip from the hospital with her mother, Dixon realised she couldn’t even access most of the stores with her wheelchair. The change rooms were also inaccessible.

“I ended up finding mid-length jersey material dresses I could just pull over my head and crying when I got back to [...]

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