The virus isn’t simply a health crisis; it is also a design problem.
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Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities
Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a great deal: people with disabilities.
Mindset Matters: Looking Beyond The Pandemic Where Universal Design And The Business Of Empathy Will Shape The Culture Of Work
Professor Bess Williamson in her book Accessible America: A History Of Disability and Design wrote that “Design is a hopeful practice, one that looks to improve the current state of things and connect to functionality with a human, creative, sensitive touch.”
What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like?
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities – but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift
These are the challenges that blind people have in navigating the workplace
There’s a lot of progress when it comes to opportunities for blind people. However, negative employer attitudes continue to hold them back.
Can blind people make great architects?
The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL ran an architecture and design workshop for people with visual impairments this summer.
How Breweries Are Making Space for Adults With Disabilities
Brewability Lab, the first brewery in the U.S. staffed by adults with developmental disabilities, is making moves.
How Do We Design Workplaces For Inclusivity And Diversity
What is an inclusive workplace? An inclusive workplace is one that values individual differences in the workforce, and makes them feel welcome and accepted.
We Need More Wheelchair Users to Become Architects
When famed architect Michael Graves contracted a mysterious virus in 2003, a new chapter in his life began. Paralyzed from the chest down, the pioneer of Postmodernism would be permanently required to use a wheelchair. He would use this new circumstance to design trend-setting hospitals, rehab centers, and other typologies.
Accessibility is the next big game-changer for business
AI is powering greater inclusion in the workplace which, in turn, is powering new levels of innovation.