Reflecting on Inclusive Design

Reflecting on Inclusive Design

December 22, 2016 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. It’s a time of celebration, but also of reflection and as we reflect over the year, we at the Ruderman Family Foundation wanted to highlight and share one of our favorite messages of this year. Elise Roy explains so perfectly why designing the world with people with disabilities in mind benefits all of us. If we create safety goggles that translate auditory cues to visual ones, they benefit the hearing workers as well. If we create a potato peeler with people with arthritis, those without arthritis will love its comfort, too. If we design text messaging for those who are deaf, well, you know how that took off. This message to design for disability first is truly something worth embracing and celebrating. Enjoy her talk!

About the author

Kristina Kopić, better known as Tina, is a former academic, a writer, a martial artist, and a fan of deconstructing all social constructs, especially those of gender, race, and disability in order to expose and challenge their injustices and create a more inclusive and fair world. She is the Advocacy Content Specialist at the Ruderman Family Foundation, lives with her wife, their two cats, and is currently dabbling in rugby.

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