On July 27, the AIANY Design for Aging and AIANY Interiors committees were pleased to host Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft; Elise Roy, MS, JD, UX Accessibility and Inclusion Lead, Google; Joel Sanders, FAIA, Principal, Joel Sanders Architect and MIXdesign; David Serlin, Associate Professor of Communication and Science Studies, University of California San Diego, on an engaging and informative virtual panel moderated by Anita Cooney, Dean, School of Design, Pratt Institute.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing into law of the Americans With Disabilities Act, we look to the future. The presentations addressed the question: What is the future of accessible design? The discussion was a wide-ranging exploration of new models of practice, expanded constituencies, and broader definitions of what inclusive design could be. It recognized issues of neurodiversity, responsive technology, and occupying/claiming space.

Stay tuned for the event recording to be released soon!