June 4

All Access

A Free Event for Accessible Design

About the Event

All Access is a free one-day lecture event focused on discussing the role of accessibility in modern-day graphic design. Hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) and Google, this event is open to the public.
Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. It is essential that graphic design is visually clear and accessible. However, evidence suggests that a lack of consideration is given to visual accessibility in the majority of graphic design.
We want to talk about that. And change it. Together with our esteemed panel of accessible design experts, let’s discuss current problems and look to a future where this wonderful tech-connected world is one which grants access to all its members.

Event Speakers

4:00pm - Check In
4:30pm - Opening Ceremony
5:00pm - Sara Hendren: The Icon
6:00pm - Cameron Zotter: Accessible UX/UI
7:00pm - Sambhavi: Design & Research
8:00pm - Dinner

Sara Hendren

“Accesible Icon Project” at Triangle

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, inclusive design, and accessible architecture. She is best known as the co-founder of the Accessible Icon Project, a guerrilla street art campaign

Cameron Zotter

"Visual Watch" for Autism Connects

Cameron is a multimedia designer and professor at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. His submission for the Autism Connects competition to create new technology for persons with autism was an app called Visual Watch. The watch is both a time management and picture exchange communication system designed specifically for people with ASD.

Sambhavi Chandrashekar

Faculty, Inclusive Design Institute/Research Center

Sambhavi is a doctor and professor at OCAD University and the Inclusive Design Institute in Toronto. She holds a PhD in computer science and informational systems. She works to understand the needs of people with disabilities and the scientific information that can be applied to inclusive design and communications.

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle,
New York, NY 10019