Cooper Hewitt, in partnership with New York City's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, will host a daylong symposium focused on designing accessible cities. Speakers and panelists will explore the barriers that make cities inaccessible and the innovations that promote intentional user-focused design.
Following opening remarks by Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, the symposium gets underway with leading inclusive designers presenting seven-minute ignite talks.
The speakers include: Keira Gwynn, designer of the R82 Scallop, a portable chair that aids people living with disabilities; Kat Holmes, founder of KATA, a platform for advancing inclusion in product development and digital experiences; Patricia Moore, President of MooreDesign Associates and internationally renowned gerontologist and designer; and Elise Roy, deaf, human-centered designer, former lawyer, and motivational speaker at the vanguard of the disruptive innovation movement.
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