The list of speakers and session leaders is growing. Universal Design Today: Live & Learn speakers, session leaders, and project designers are passionate, diversely qualified, and totally committed to helping others design for maximum potential. They are inspiring placemakers and user experience (UX) experts in many different industries.
Martin Keller, Ph.D.
Superintendent, West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Dr. Elizabeth Berquist, CAST
Faculty, Towson University, UDL Cadre Member
James Hubbard, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD)
Senior Design Advisor, Products and Services
Brittany Perez OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Jordana L. Maisel, Ph.D.
Director, Research Activities, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA), Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD)
Board President, RL Mace Universal Design Institute
Susan Duncan, R.N.
Founder, principal of the ABCs of Accessibility® Inc
Marcelo P Guimaraes, Architect
Associate Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Executive Director, ADAPTSE
Rebecca Recco, Apple's WV Distinguished Educator
Artist, Teacher, and Radio Personality
Carol Smith, IBM
Senior Design Manager, IBM Watson
Dave Marra, Apple
Apple Senior Systems Engineer
Contractor, Advocate, Founder HomesRenewed™
Sally Swanson, AIA
Principal, CEO of Sally Swanson Architects
David C. Brown
Home Matters, CEO and National NeighborWorks® Association (NNA) Executive Director
Join Us in Charleston, WV, as we welcome hundreds of the nation’s most dynamic designers and users of places, spaces, and things. For a week in May 2017, the local community will transform into a design laboratory, in which intense focus will be on the economic and social benefits of design that supports the potential, productivity, and needs of every 21st century resident, family, customer, student, client, or citizen.