Liz Jackson

Advocate, Designer, Disability

Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also the co-founder of Thisten, a live speech to text app that makes conferences and live events more accessible. Jackson also created The WITH Fellowship, which partners disabled creatives with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships. Read more about Liz below.

Designing With Disability

Thursday October 24 | Morning

Panel: Where Do You Find Optimism?

Friday October 25 | 8:30 am | 90 Minutes | Trinity Episcopal Church – St. Helens Hall

Details to come.

Preventing Disability Dongles

Friday October 25 | 1:30 pm | 90 Minutes | Oxford Hotel, Lava Room

Workshop Description: Preventing Disability Dongles is a workshop designed to address the phenomenon of “Disability Dongles” in the context of critical thinking; specifically in the evaluation of work addressing the topic of disability or disabled users. So what is a Disability Dongle? It’s a well intended, yet useless—or even harmful—solution to a problem disabled people never knew we always had.

Disability Dongles are exacerbated by the exclusion of disabled people from design processes, which leads to solutions that position disability as a problem to be solved rather than a valuable perspective.

Participants will exit the workshop with skills and tools to better evaluate disability products and media, with robust criteria for assessing the thought process and effectiveness of a presented design solution.

 

More about the speaker

Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also the co-founder of Thisten, a live speech to text app that makes conferences and live events more accessible. In 2018, Jackson created The WITH Fellowship, which partners disabled creatives with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships.

You can learn more about Liz in her personal website, The Girl with the Purple Cane. Find out more about the organization she founded at disabledlist.org.