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

And not just in Harrisonburg, but anywhere.

Tiffany grew up with a brother named Ryan who was born with hydrocephalus (to much fluid on his brain) and after a complication with a shunt to help drain the fluid, he ended up developing cerebral palsy (CP). This affected his ability to walk, talk, use his arms, and interact with others. He could understand what you said to him, but did not have the ability to respond back verbally, which was frustrating for him.

Over the years, Tiffany and her brother were raised by their parents and then grandparents. In her story, Tiffany shares many ideas for home and community design that would be helpful for families who have a child with a disability, especially as they grow into an adult. Unfortunately her brother passed away several years ago, but her story helps show he enjoyed many of the same things that others do.

Location: Harrisonburg, United States


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