Designer by day, Advocate by night.

Talks

I enjoy speaking about design, and sharing what I know with the community

 

I’ve had the privilege to share my knowledge with others in the design community, and several Chicago organizations. I enjoy public speaking and getting to hear other’s thoughts on many topics. I’m always looking for more opportunities to speak. Just give me a shout!

Places I’ve spoken

  • The Field Museum - Consultant

  • Chicago Architecture Center - Lunch & Learn Talk

  • Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium - Off the Record Panel

  • A11yChi Camp - Speaker

  • A11y Talks - Speaker

  • Options Clearing Corporation (OOC) - Lunch & Learn Panel

 
 

Talks I’ve given

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Speaker at Chicago A11y Camp 2018

At the full day camp I spoke about how to build great rapport for people with disabilities in your design research, and how including a wider range of people in your design can create a more inclusive experience.

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A11y Talks - Practical Ways to Include people with disabilities

My talk focused on practical ways for UX researchers, product managers and anyone involved in the design process to recruit people with disabilities.

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Lunch & Learn at IDEO

At IDEO in Chicago I spoke about how to be more inclusive for people with disabilities. My experience within the disability community has given me a unique perspective about how bad design creates exclusions for many people, and how including people with disabilities can help close these gaps.