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Access to Design Professions Symposium and Workshop

April 11, 2013 through April 13, 2013
San Francisco State University

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The Design Center for Global Needs at SF State promotes universal and inclusive design principles to potential community college transfer, or continuing SF State students, in particular, students with disabilities, so that they may pursue applying to the design majors at SF State, such as:

Speakers

Schedule

Thursday, April 11

  • Pre-Workshop Orientation
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
    Time: 2pm to 5pm
  • Symposium Reception
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 286
    Time: 5:30pm to 6:45pm
  • Design for Living Symposium Keynote and Panel Discussion
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
    Time: 7pm to 9pm

Friday, April 12

  • Inclusive Design Workshop 1
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
    Time: 9am to noon
  • Working Lunch with Professionals
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 286
    Time: noon to 2pm
  • Inclusive Design Workshop 2
    Location: J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
    Time: 2pm to 4pm

Saturday, April 13

  • Workshop Presentations
    Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center, Jack Adams Hall
    Time: 9:30am to 10:15 am
  • Sneak Preview Open House at SF State
    Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center, Jack Adams Hall
    Time: 10:30am to 1pm

Agenda

The objectives of the Access to Design Professions Program (ADP) in post-secondary schools is to support the recruitment of people with disabilities into careers in design. The current new ADP projects for the AY 2012-2013 invited a wider audience that included other design professions as well as architecture. They include landscape, interiors, industrial design, graphic design, web design, textile design, information design, CAD, drafting, etc. The projects focus on one or more of the following goals:

  • Teach people with disabilities about careers in design.
  • Recruit students with disabilities into post-secondary design education programs.
  • Develop professional interaction and understanding among design professors, disability services staff, career counselors, vocational rehab counselors and high school guidance counselors.

The Symposium will feature presentations by professionals in a range of design practices; access and disability services. It will be accompanied by a keynote presentation Elaine Ostroff, founder of the Institute for Human Centered Design (formerly Adaptive Environments) in Boston. Ms. Ostroff is currently Director of the Access to Design Professions Program which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Accessibility. The Symposium will feature a Panel Discussion by prominent speakers and practitioners in the field of disability advocacy and inclusive design principle.

Accommodation Requests

Architectural rendering of SF State Library

Architectural rendering of SF State Library

This event is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. To request a sign-language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in alternate formats or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Professor Ricardo Gomes by Phone: 415-215-9915 or E-mail: ricgomes@sfsu.edu before March 28 to ensure availability.

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The academic goals and objectives of the Design Center for Global Needs are to enhance the curriculum development in the Design and Industry Department at San Francisco State University, while stimulating the social awareness and responsibility of our students.

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