Enabled by Design: the who, what and why www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http:...
My name’s Denise… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby...
Plastic not so fantastic… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/e...
www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby Ikea The battle o...
Doing my little bit… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enable...
A  community of people passionate about those well designed everyday products that help to make day-to-day tasks that litt...
www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby
www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby
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Add bringing online and offline together slide!!! Bringing on and offline together… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http:...
Community member Denise Walbrugh says… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://...
Enabled by Design’s ethos www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/e...
Design for All (DfA) www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enable...
Accessibility for the Masses www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.co...
Innovative Products? www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enable...
Inspiration is all around you… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter....
What the future holds for Enabled by Design… www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  h...
Enabled by Design needs YOU!!!  www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter...
www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby Any questions ? T...
Where to find us: www .enabledbydesign.org  blog:  http://enabledbydesign.org/blog  twitter:  http://twitter.com/enabledby...
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Assistive Technology and Design

  1. 1. Enabled by Design: the who, what and why www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby College of Occupational Therapists: 8 th February 2011
  2. 2. My name’s Denise… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Hello! <ul><li>Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosed in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>MS is a neurological condition that’s </li></ul><ul><li>unpredictable, variable and different in each case </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms include: fatigue, weakness, numbness, visual disturbance, poor balance and vertigo </li></ul><ul><li>Use wide range of assistive equipment to make day-to-day tasks more manageable </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plastic not so fantastic… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby
  4. 4. www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Ikea The battle of the bland… <ul><li>Ugly, clinical looking assistive equipment = DEPRESSING </li></ul><ul><li>Grateful for fact helped me to keep independence </li></ul><ul><li>Frustrated as home looked more and more like a hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Surely this CAN’T be the way it has to be… </li></ul><ul><li>Looked for alternative mainstream products that did same/similar job </li></ul><ul><li>Very aware of fact people benefit from learning, as well as support of others with similar experiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Doing my little bit… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Twitter <ul><li>From experiences and learning, decided to </li></ul><ul><li>set up online community </li></ul><ul><li>Platform to share experiences and views on </li></ul><ul><li>assistive equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of need to improve both </li></ul><ul><li>functionality and aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>Result was Enabled by Design </li></ul>
  6. 6. A community of people passionate about those well designed everyday products that help to make day-to-day tasks that little bit easier. By sharing their loves, hates and ideas, Enabled by Design-ers challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to assistive equipment through the use of clever modern design. Definition of Enabled by Design… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby EbD
  7. 7. www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby
  8. 8. www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby
  9. 9. Society Guardian: Style counsel (front page) – 18 th March 2009 Guardian supplement – Social pioneers: Playtime for ideas – 18 th March 2009 Disability Now: Designs for living (web watch feature) – May 2009 Disability Product News: Looking good (double page spread) – May 2009 Community Care: Website Focus – Enabled by Design – July 2009 Arthritis Care’s No Limits: Design for life – August/September 2009 BBC Technology: Social media ‘could transform public services’ – November 2009 Enabled by Design in the media: <ul><li>www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby </li></ul>EbD What we’re proud of… <ul><li>www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby </li></ul>Society Guardian <ul><li>Featured in following publications/websites: Society Guardian, Guardian supplement - Social pioneers, MS Society’s MS Matters, Disability Now, Disability Product News, Community Care, Arthritis Care’s No Limits, BBC Technology and Design Week </li></ul><ul><li>Awards and nominations </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking at events/conferences about our work </li></ul><ul><li>Case study on Enabled by Design produced by NCVO </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are Enabled by Design” event </li></ul>
  10. 10. Add bringing online and offline together slide!!! Bringing on and offline together… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby We are EbD We are Enabled by Design event held at Design Museum, London in June 2010
  11. 11. Community member Denise Walbrugh says… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Enabled by Design-er “ Enabled by Design has been a real beacon of how things should be, kit-wise and attitude-wise too, and has helped me a lot, as I’m sure it has others”.
  12. 12. Enabled by Design’s ethos www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby It’s time we start recognising people for being just that, people and move away from ill-informed stereotypes often applied to ageing and disability Our ethos: “ We believe the world is made up of people who have a range of abilities, each person having their own personal strengths and qualities. We’re passionate about harnessing these strengths to empower people to live as independently as possible.” Stereo- types
  13. 13. Design for All (DfA) www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Design for All (DfA) is a design philosophy targeting the use of products, services and systems by as many people as possible without the need for adaptation. Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality. Closely related to Inclusive Design and Universal Design Result: Products and services suitable for general public including older people and people with disabilities
  14. 14. Accessibility for the Masses www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby By mainstreaming accessibility, this can help to remove any stigma attached to independent living products, while making people's lives that bit easier and in turn more manageable. For us, Design for All means accessibility for the masses. Mainstreaming accessibility
  15. 15. Innovative Products? www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Folding plug <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find them? </li></ul><ul><li>How much do they cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they any good? </li></ul><ul><li>Answers? </li></ul><ul><li>Lying if said knew all the answers </li></ul><ul><li>So? </li></ul><ul><li>Advice would be… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inspiration is all around you… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Where’s yours? <ul><li>Not just OT catalogue, but also: </li></ul><ul><li>Friends, family, colleagues and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Websites including blogs, social media sites and ecommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Shops </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>List is endless </li></ul>
  17. 17. What the future holds for Enabled by Design… www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Our future plans <ul><li>New website – four sections: </li></ul><ul><li>Share, Hack, Shop and Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Improved accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Improved user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Social media integration </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate marketplace with product reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering barriers to getting community involved </li></ul>
  18. 18. Enabled by Design needs YOU!!! www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby OTs <ul><li>Get involved by: </li></ul><ul><li>Helping to spread the word by telling people about us </li></ul><ul><li>Joining us on Facebook and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing your own Loves, Hates & Ideas on Enabled by Design website </li></ul>
  19. 19. www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Any questions ? Thank you for listening!
  20. 20. Where to find us: www .enabledbydesign.org blog: http://enabledbydesign.org/blog twitter: http://twitter.com/enabledby Website: http://enabledbydesign.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enabledbydesign Twitter: @enabledby or Email: [email_address]

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