Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion

This month, The Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence (part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) hosted a workshop to explore how stereotypes affect older adults and adults with disabilities, and to uncover opportunities for changing perceptions and strategies for disrupting those stereotypes.

A variety of speakers—from scientists to academics to business leaders—gathered at the Parsons School of Design to present their findings and host conversations.

One such panel featured our own Rie Nørregaard on the topic of “Disrupting Negative Stereotypes in Design,” alongside:

+ Jean-Emmanuel Shein, UNIQLO
+ Lucy Jones, FFORA (Inclusive Design)
+ Grace Jun, Open Style Lab and Parsons
+ Shalethia Gable-Washington, Parsons Fashion: Systems and Society Alumnus and Veterans Project Creator
+ Brendan McCarthy, Parsons

Rie brings a unique perspective to the topic from her past work at Oxo and Omhu, and now at SYPartners. We’re excited to be part of the ongoing conversation about building a more inclusive world.