Cooper Hewitt to Host Symposium on Designing Accessible Cities

Cooper Hewitt to Host Symposium on Designing Accessible Cities

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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