The 3rd annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit will inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities and accessibility innovations and ideas. This one-day, digital summit will include breakout sessions presented by accessibility experts and a keynote presentation from San Francisco-based Architect, Chris Downey.
Chris worked for a small housing firm, was happily married, had a 10-year-old son, and was an active cycler. Then, doctors discovered a tumor in his brain. He had surgery and the tumor was safely removed but Downey was left blind. Downey found a way to continue his career by using a printer that could emboss architectural drawings so that he could read and understand through touch.
Downey’s architectural focus is on Universal Design, which was coined by architect Ronald Mace to describe the concept of "designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and useable to the greatest extent possible".
Keynote: Architecture for the Blind
Accessibility and Aging Roundtable
Accessibility in Practice
Accessibility Accesses, Challenges and a Path Forward
A Personal Accessibility Story
The Changing Reality of Disability in America
Coming to you LIVE from Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN, the all-digital accessibility summit is Thursday, May 20th in conjunction with Global Accessibility Awareness Day.