Can "around" be used in a sentence such as:

"They created awareness around accessibility"

It seems to me to be somewhat too vernacular to be in a written text.

  • Can you make a full sentence to reveal accessibility of what?
    – Jan
    Jun 11, 2019 at 15:23
  • Earlier in their careers they created awareness around accessibility by revealing their own negotiations with it in white cube art spaces.
    – alice
    Jun 11, 2019 at 15:39
  • Can you include this in your original sentence in the question?
    – Jan
    Jun 11, 2019 at 15:42
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    I'd probably use of rather than around in this context (metaphorically accessible art, as opposed to the literal provision of disabled access to art shows or whatever), but it's entirely a matter of personal style & preference. Jun 11, 2019 at 15:49

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Yes, this is valid, particularly for spoken English, and probably for the technical context that I am assuming this came from.

For formal/written English one would probably use 'of', 'concerning' or 'regarding' in preference.

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