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’s a design advisor?
A design advisor is someone who (1) as a specific understanding of disability because of life experience, and (2) helps with our universal design process by participating in early-stage research and giving feedback about usability about design projects that are 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 design things that will help make communities more welcoming to people affected by disability.
Where we work:
We collaborate online, in our company Workplace account, which is a private instance of Facebook. There is no connection between Workplace accounts and personal Facebook accounts. Here’s an overview:
Flexible time commitment:
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. However, we reserve the right to deactivate your account if you stop participating.