Title: Design + Disability: Building the next generation of inclusive designers

When you don’t have a hand, what could you have instead? This session introduces the impact of inviting youth with disabilities to learn tools and technology to design their own solutions and advocate for their own future. Born Just Right will share its approach to programming, which is rooted in a mindset of designing WITH, not FOR, to show how outcomes are improved when users are incorporated into the design process. These programs include hands-on “design-your-own-body-mod” workshops, and a budding inclusive design consultancy led by youth with disabilities. Through this programming, youth not only develop skills, confidence, and meaningful solutions, but they also develop a network of STEAM professionals and exposure to those careers. This presentation will be delivered by Kate Ganim, Senior Program Director, and Anaiss A., consultancy co-founder and high school student.

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