Event description

The primary function of design is to make something useful. Unfortunately, many digital products out on the market now have been developed without universal accessibility in mind. As designers, we have a unique opportunity to help shape the next generation of inclusive and accessible technology.

In this SFDW panel, we will discuss the important role design has in building technology that addresses diversity and inclusion. Our panel will share how design can help engage users with different learning styles, explore how designers can be more mindful of biases and stereotypes when building product and discuss how commonly used devices and apps can achieve universal accessibility for all.

Treyce Meredith, Product Designer at Carbon Five
Rachel Young, Design Lead at IDEO
Annu Yadav, Director of Design at Avametric
Shabi Kashani, Interaction Designer at Google
Lo Wheelwright, Sr. Product Designer at Carbon Five (moderator)

Event Schedule:
6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors open, food, networking
7:00 – 7:45pm – Panel discussion and Q&A
7:45 – 8:00pm – More hanging out and chatting with nice humans

Carbon Five is committed to maintaining a harassment-free experience at our events. Before attending, please review our Code of Conduct

When you arrive:
We’ll ask you to write your pronoun on your name tag. Want to learn why we do this? Read this guide from Bryn Mawr

Bike parking is available at the venue – please bring your bike with you up to the second floor.

For assistance with admission fee or any accessibility needs, please email marketing@carbonfive.com and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.


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