Accessibility Design in Housing – Recording

October 28, 2021

Accessible design is a hard-fought battle on screens and in streets: many people with disabilities are often barred from both digital and physical communities, in large part because the designers creating those spaces didn’t consider their needs in the process.

Take housing, for example: for housing to be accessible, it needs to be affordable—but it also needs to be accessible across a diversity of disabilities.

We’re partnered with The Kelsey to discuss what disability-forward design looks like; what accessibility design looks like in both housing and tech, and what the two spaces can learn from each other.

On Thursday, October 28th, 12-1pm PT  we learned from accessibility design experts about their work and how we can develop ​​housing policies and design standards to ensure that housing is both affordable and accessible for all.

The webinar was moderated by Hannah Holloway, Senior Policy Manager at TechEquity. Panelists included:

  • Erick Mikiten, Universal Design Architect, Mikiten Architecture / Art of Access
  • Allie Cannington, Manager of Advocacy and Organizing at The Kelsey
  • Cam Luck, Interaction Designer at Google
  • Nicholas Sanchez, Designer and Consultant on DeafSpace