Design Meets Disability
The MIT Press
How design for disabled people and mainstream design could inspire, provoke, and radically change each other.Eyeglasses have been transformed from medical necessity to fashion accessory. This revolution has come about through embracing the design culture of the fashion industry. Why shouldn't design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, and communication aids? In return, disability can provoke radical new directions in mainstream design.