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Illustration of Sara Hendren

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.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Illustration of Cameron Zotter

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.

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Illustration of Sambhavi Chandrashekar

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.

7:00pm – 8:00pm