Packaging can be annoying for any consumer. But for people with disabilities, it often creates yet another challenge in a world riddled with them, an unnecessary obstacle that leads to frustration.
Curb cuts are everywhere, but fifty years ago, most urban corners featured a sharp drop-off, making it difficult for wheelchair users to get between blocks without assistance.
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they’re losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.
Hunker.com features Tiffany Brown as an Architect of Impact. “Seeing her at the podium, one would think she’s never been mistaken for anyone but the boss, but Brown tells it differently…”
Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life.
Disabled people have long been integral to design processes, though we’re frequently viewed as “inspiration” rather than active participants.
Gabrielle Bullock, principal and director of global diversity at Perkins+Will, was sworn in as president of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)’s international board of directors.
It can be hard to focus when Alice Sheppard dances. Her sold-out run of DESCENT at New York Live Arts, for instance, offered a constellation of stimulation.
John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, talks about how to design products and services to reach the broadest range of people possible.