Design Reality has worked with Paralympian Mark Williams on a range of plastic leg covers for those who have prosthetic limbs that aim to be both “durable” and “attractive”.
A film screening and discussion about an argument that will become louder in the next generation, as universal design comes to shape our built environments and other aspects of our lives.
This haptic gallery is Enchanted Hills Camp’s Tactile Art Center, and it’s the brainchild of George, who lost his sight when he was very young.
Kleege, who is blind and has been on many touch tours of museums, has long seen the potential for institutions to do more. The daughter of a painter and a sculptor, she grew up going to artists’ studios, galleries, and museums, and has advocated for such spaces to go beyond ramps and ADA compliance.
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.