People with disabilities become hackers due to circumstance. Living in a world that ignores their needs forces them to come up with novel ways to adapt and thrive in an inhospitable environment. Elise Roy, a human rights advocate with a hearing impediment, promotes the idea of design thinking aimed at adopting a disabled person’s unique perspective and mind-set to address the world’s greatest challenges and to create products and services that work for everyone.
About the Speaker
Elise Roy worked on the International Disability Rights Treaty at the United Nations, which was ratified in 2007. She is a motivational speaker and advocate for design thinking that benefits everyone.