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Saturday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Truly Accessible Spaces: Designing WITH Disabled Organizers

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When conversations about accessibility and universal design are dominated by non-disabled "experts," the resulting spaces inevitably perpetuate ableism. How can we better engage disabled community members and incorporate lived experience into spatial planning and design? We will discuss common pitfalls and pain points before diving into participants` individual cases. After this session, you`ll have concrete resources and action items for improving the accessibility of your events and meetups.


Elea Chang

Affect Conf
Elea Chang is a disabled user experience designer turned community organizer who's been volunteering with nonprofits for over 18 years. She previously worked for Upworthy and Idealist.org and has been published in Model View Culture and the Pastry Box. In 2015, Elea founded Affect... Read More →

Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a digital and physical space UX designer specializing in communications and interactions for events, sites, and applications. She provides consulting for nonprofits and the City of Portland on improving the accessibility of events and proposal processes, with current... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT