Engaging in Disability as a Creative Practice

Designers are increasingly referring to disability in terms of accessibility. But accessibility is only one part of disability; it's the need. And it is being taught at the exclusion of disability history, disability culture and disability theory. Liz discusses the impact of engaging in disability, not as a problem to be solved, but rather as a discipline and a creative practice. This presentation will teach designers how to design WITH, rather than for disability.

About the Keynote Speaker, Liz Jackson:

Liz Jackson

Founder, The Disabled List


Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also a curator at Critical Axis, a community driven project that collects and analyzes disability representation in media. In 2018, Jackson created The WITH Fellowship, which partners disabled creatives with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships. You can learn more about Liz in her personal website, The Girl with the Purple Cane.

Social Media Handles:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eejackson/

Twitter Personal: https://twitter.com/elizejackson

Twitter Org: https://twitter.com/DisabledListOrg

Instagram Personal: https://www.instagram.com/eejackson/

Instagram Org: https://www.instagram.com/disabledlistorg/

Blog: http://www.thegirlwiththepurplecane.com/

Org Website: https://www.disabledlist.org/

When & Where
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
4800 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112