In hopes of reducing germ transmission, Seacon Square, a shopping mall in Bangkok, has rewired their elevators with foot pedals.
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Tweet Translation: “Easy and worry-free! Foot pedal elevators at Seacon Square. Simply press the foot pedal one time in front of the lift to select up or down. After that, when entering the lift, step on the floor you want to go to. Convenient, safe, no need to touch buttons with your hands!”
I understand the thinking behind covering the buttons–you don’t want the forgetful touching them–but one problem with this approach is that it leaves no option for wheelchair users, the very people who need elevators the most.