Safety Gates – the woke version

Title: “Inclusivity Barriers”

[Setting: A bustling office environment]

[Character 1, a conscientious employee, calls up Character 2, the office manager, with a concern.]

Character 1: Hi, um, I wanted to talk to you about something I’ve noticed around the office. I’ve been thinking a lot about our workplace environment and inclusivity lately.

Character 2: Oh, sure, what’s on your mind?

Character 1: Well, I’ve noticed that some of the barriers we have set up here seem exclusionary. For instance, the safety gates near the stairs. They’re great for preventing accidents, but they might also unintentionally hinder access for individuals with mobility challenges.

Character 2: Ah, I see your point. Accessibility is crucial. We definitely don’t want to create any barriers. How do you suggest we address this?

Character 1: I was thinking we could look into installing ramps alongside the stairs or considering other options that ensure everyone can move freely and safely throughout the office.

Character 2: That sounds like a fantastic idea. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I’ll start working on a plan to make our workplace more inclusive right away.

Character 1: Great, I’m glad we can work together to create a space where everyone feels welcome and accommodated.

[The conversation ends with a sense of mutual understanding and commitment to inclusivity.]