Project

Accessibility

Town of Cochrane |  Spring + Fall  2018

Project Challenge:

How might we make our town more inclusive & accessible?

Highlight Reel & Interviews:

Project Accessibility 2.0

October 2018

Launched: October 11, 2018

Completed October 18, 2018

Project Summary:

For the second round of this project, we invited Cochrane youth to help design + build solutions to make Cochrane more accessible. 

The new cohort of designers kicked things off with a presentation and Q&A session with Sean Crump, CEO of Universal Access. Afterwards they shared a meal while using props to imitate mobility impairments, experiencing first hand some of the challenges facing individuals who are differently-abled. 

 

Participants then designed and built portable accessibility ramps for CHSO housing units, among other creative prototypes.

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Project Accessibility 1.0

Spring 2018

Launched: May 12, 2018

Completed June 9, 2018

Project Summary:

This pilot project invited Cochrane youth (ages 12-15) to use their capacity for creativity and empathy to help design + build solutions to make Cochrane more accessible. 

The youth were led through a human-centered design process that fostered empathy-building, idea creation + prototyping, and implementing a tangible solution to help others. 

The new team of Make Good Designers listened to and interviewed a person with lived experience and spent time using mobility aids to understand the needs of people with limited mobility. 

 

Participants then designed and built portable accessibility ramps for a local business (The Shoe Closet) and the Town's ClubHouse, among other creative prototypes.

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