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Webinar: Everyday Items for Accessible Living
April 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Day Undefined is an online marketplace that takes a fresh approach to adaptive products. They assess everyday household products and home technologies that might be helpful for individuals with physical disabilities based on real insights and experiences from the disability community. Join co-founders Liam Dougherty and Kate Leader to learn about some products that might be helpful to those affected by Ataxia.
Everyday Items for Accessible Living – presented by Day Undefined
Thursday, April, 28th
Liam Dougherty Bio: Liam is a board member of both Disabled in Action and a longtime member of ADAPT. He currently works with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as the Access and Functional Needs Coordinator. He previously worked as a Project Coordinator at the disability advocacy nonprofit and Center for Independent Living (CIL) Liberty Resources. Liam has Friedreich’s ataxia and uses a wheelchair and many other adaptive products. He has personally felt the indignity and discomfort in buying the things that he hopes will make his life easier and wants to make a change to bring the disability community into the 21st century. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.
Kate Leader Bio: Kate’s older sister has spinocerebellar ataxia, and while shopping for household products, they discovered that many of the items that best met her needs were not necessarily the ones sold as “adaptive.” It was clear that a lot could (and should) be done to re-think how products are curated, focusing on their use, and user experiences, rather than just their label. Most recently, Kate was a German Chancellor Fellow. Prior to that, she helped launch Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow in Haiti.