Greg Hansen's story helps us understand who to include in "design that's usable by all people."

And not just in Fishersville, Virginia, but anywhere.

Greg Hansen has worked with an occupational therapist for over 20 years, with the last 10 years spent working at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. Greg works with children who have visual and hearing impairments and offers tremendous insight into how the environment can influence how these children function in the community.

Sensory impairments can have a major influence on a child’s development, and the lack of input may have a significant impact on motor and social development. As a result, self-care skills, independent living skills, and building connections with others may become impaired. An OT’s role in working with children with visual or hearing impairments may help facilitate some of the skills needed to be successful in these areas of development.

Location: Fishersville, Virginia, United States

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