Deaf Painter Discusses Being an Artist with a Disability


28- year-old San Francisco Bay area resident, Bex, was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is the only deaf person in her family. Bex explains the daily obstacles of making it in the art world for someone with a disability.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.