Assistant Professor ArtCenter College of Design San Francisco, California
What is Universal Design? Can we really design for “all?” In this session, three experts will share successful applications of Universal Design and explore how to center disabled lived experiences, how to enhance accessibility, and how to make the design process as inclusive as possible.
Come to a better understanding of Universal Design (what it is, and what it is not) and its practical and creative applications in order to design more accessible projects.
Discover and become familiar with case studies of designed and built projects that have successfully applied Universal Design principles.
Learn to center and actively include disabled lived experience as expertise in the design process, to inform and (re)define Universal Design, and meet many more diverse needs in design projects.
Discover parallels between intersectional experiences of exclusion in the built environment, to proactively advocate for the removal of these barriers, and to create a more inclusive public realm.