Thursday, April 2nd, 7pm, Chace Center Auditorium
In 2014, the World Health Organization radically revised their definition of disability. The crux of this change was to define disability as context dependent rather than as an attribute of a person. Interactions with technology are a clear example of this shift. Most of us experience disabilities that are temporary or situational on a daily basis. A person’s physical abilties change dramatically as they move through multiple environments. In a loud crowd, they can’t hear well. In a car, they’re visually and cognitively impaired. A new parent spends much of their day doing tasks one-handed.
With increasingly longer life spans and increased ubiquitous technologies, designers must create adaptive solutions that address a person’s permanent, situational, and temporary constraints.
Come hear Microsoft designers talk on April 2nd about this new approach to “inclusive design” and the results of the workshop that happened the following day. Applications are now closed for the workshop, but anyone is welcome to the talk!