Entries by Victoria Lanteigne

Vote for Access 2016!

Is Voting Accessible? Having lived in Washington, DC for over a decade, I’ve cultivated what some may call a geeky sense of pride in upholding my civic duty to vote. Last Saturday I stood in line at 8am with nearly 200 other Washingtonians, eager to cast an early ballot for the 2016 Presidential Election. I […]

What is Human Centered Design?

Post written by Chelsea Wales, SWA Intern in Washington, DC “Human centered design is a creative approach to design solutions that are tailored to individual users. Oftentimes human centered design is about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; which is critical when we design for people with disabilities.” That’s how industry experts […]

Accessible Design and Designing for Health and Wellness

What is the relationship between accessible design and designing for health and wellness? As Lead on Accessibility for the AIA Committee on Design + Wellbeing and Senior Accessibility Consultant for Steven Winter Associates, this is a question I am often asked. The answer is threefold: 1) The six AIA Principles on Designing for Health directly impact […]