The Co-Design Committee

Howdy, welcome back! So what’s going on over here!? Well right now I’m putting together a Co-Design Committee (CDC) to help with the project design. The committee will advise the project team on risks and opportunities for making the project inclusive to people with disability. I have zero experience in the disability sector, so if I’m trying to design projects that are available to Everyone, then having a group of people with different experiences and backgrounds is essential.

This is one of the cool things about this project – it considers and asks for input from people who are often overlooked or excused as “well that’s not the majority of people”. And while it might be true that a minority of people use wheelchairs or have strict dietary requirements, writing them off as “well they’ll just have to deal with it” is kind of crappy. Actually it’s really crappy.

When I had kids and relied on a pram to get around town, I suddenly realized how inaccessible much of my routine was to anyone relying on wheels for transportation. Just the thought of navigating through a narrow doorway filled me with stress. It’s a fairly menial example, but that’s why the Co-Design committee will come in handy – I’ll present my ideas and thoughts and they can say “Have you thought about this? What are you going to do for people like me?”.

The Committee is open to anyone who identifies as having a disability and there are 2 spots left, so if you are interested in jumping on board or just telling me your experience with a crappy accessibility (or lack thereof) story, email [email protected].


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