Designing Accessible Accessories For People With Disabilities

Designing Accessible Accessories For People With Disabilities

After Liz Jackson’s chronic illness forced her to walk with a cane, she realized that assistive devices were not designed with style in mind.

So she started a campaign to make retailers and designers more aware of the needs of the disabled community and how things like canes and wheelchairs should evolve just as other fashion does.

Jackson is in Chicago on Sunday for the Chicago Humanities Festival’s spring program about style, and she explains how she’s pushing for design accessible to all people.