Product Design

Assistive technology is big business, which can only benefit people with disabilities (PwDs) – one of the largest market segments in the world. Yet, for all the research and investment into developing better assistive technology products, many PwDs (who I also prefer to call “consumers with disabilities”) do not feel the products fully satisfy the…

Read More Wanted: More Choices for Consumers with Disabilities

Sometimes, when people think of accessibility, they picture wheelchair ramps running up side entrances of buildings, on-board lifts on public buses, and large toilet stalls in many public bathrooms. If these features are usable only by a person with a disability, the wider community does not typically appreciate the value of inclusion for this person. If everyone else also uses this accessibility feature, it has two dramatic effects: it increases the market reach for the business that sells and markets this product, and increases awareness of the economic and cultural value of the disability market.

Read More Access For People Without (Yes, Without) Disabilities