Hey there! 🙂
If you understand disability, either because you have first hand experience with it, or because you care for a family member or a friend who has one, we’d love for you to consider being one of our volunteer design advisors.
We believe that a big reason universal design hasn’t become widely used is because people who understand disability aren’t given the opportunity to be involved in the design process. We’re trying to change that!
More info is below. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
-Sarah Pruett, Program Director
What is a design advisor?
A design advisor is someone who (1) has a unique understanding of disability because of personal or professional life experience, and (2) participates in our universal design process by giving feedback about projects in development.
Why be a design advisor?
It’s a way to influence the way we design homes, activities, and events by sharing what you know about what makes design functional. This will help us make sure design is useful for anyone as we work to help make communities more welcoming to people affected by disability.
Where does this take place?
Our interaction will primarily be on the internet. There may be times that we request that you fill out an online survey, join a video chat, or participate on another online collaboration platform. We’re still figuring this part out.
How much time is required?
Participate as often or as little as you’d like, whenever it’s convenient for you. Most of our communication is asynchronous, meaning that we don’t require anything at a particular time. If we have deadlines to meet, we’ll let you know.
Is compensation available?
This is a volunteer role and no compensation should be expected, though we’ll keep you informed about paid opportunities if/when they arise.
How to join:
If you’re interested in joining, please fill out the application on this page. If you have more questions, please read our Design Advisor Program Details.