As the healthcare tech industry expands, it’s vital that brands encompass values of wellness and inclusivity as they create a real-world impact for people with disabilities. How should brands be focusing on design that not only appeals to people with disabilities but helps them navigate the world?
Reginé Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and author with over ten years of experience working in technology. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place that starts and ends with the user. Professor Gilbert's areas of research focus are digital accessibility, inclusive design, and immersive experiences. In 2019, her first book, Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind, was released through Apress publishing. Professor Gilbert and Doug North Cook are working on a book titled Human Spatial Computing, which Oxford University Press will publish in 2023.
Georgia Bondy is the founder of Well Adapt, a groundbreaking accessible course platform that champions health empowerment for and by disabled people. Bondy’s journey blends professional expertise with fierce activism. Well Adapt grew out of her Instagram and performer profile, @itismybody, launched in 2018, where she shares talks, art, music, and dance embodying her journey with chronic health conditions, multiple sclerosis, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Honored as a Sony Talent League finalist for her artistic works on disabled joy, Bondy’s Well Adapt work has also earned her the Young Innovator Award and the Silver Award in the AXA Startup Angels competition.
Roland Mattern is the director of marketing and sales for eSight, a leading assistive tech innovator. He brings vast knowledge from 30 years of experience in sales and marketing for medical devices and pharma and has spent over 20 years focused on ophthalmology.