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UPDATE:
In preparation for the event, please read/watch the following links:

Accessibility:
https://design.google/library/designers-guide-accessibility-research/
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/understand-the-social-needs-for-accessibility-in-ux-design

Design for Social Change:
https://www.fastcompany.com/3065781/3-principles-to-guide-designing-for-social-change
https://vimeo.com/240164582; timestamp: 28:02-44:12

Event Description:
This will be a roundtable discussion to discuss the topics of Accessibility & Design for Social Change. If you’re interested in learning more about these topics, or have a unique perspective, this event is for you!

6:00-6:30 – Networking & Food
6:30-7:30 – Roundtable discussions
7:30-8:00 – The roundtable groups reconvene, overview of discussions

Dinner:
Food and beverages will be provided by Updox! Be sure to thank them throughout the night for their generosity! 🙂

Format:
We’ll be splitting attendees up in 2 groups to foster intimate discussions. We will have subject matter experts (SMEs) for each topic that will help provide key insights and answer questions. Before the event, we will send out some articles so that attendees can come informed and excited to discuss with the rest of the group. Afterwards, we will discuss as a larger group all that was learned.

SME’s (Subject Matter Experts)
Accessibility: Fumi Ariga & Ricki Ramey
Design for Social Change: Morgan Landis

Updox Overview:
Committed to simplifying the business of healthcare, Updox is the first single collaboration platform for healthcare customer relationship management (CRM). Updox provides patient engagement, internal productivity and provider communication solutions that work together to connect healthcare providers, including physicians, patients, payers, pharmacies, labs, supply chain partners and other out-of-hospital partners. Through the Updox network, customers can access a full suite of applications including secure patient text messaging, secure messaging, document management, patient portal, appointment scheduling and reminders, credit card payments, and health alerts, all with the goal of driving improved outcomes through more efficient communications, patient/partner engagement and care coordination. Learn more at www.updox.com.

Parking & Directions to Updox:
Updox is located right above Pins Mechanical, in Bridge Park (Dublin, Ohio), at 6555 Longshore Street, Suite 200. Parking is available in the Mooney Street garage across from our office (parking is free, be mindful not to park in a reserved spot). The garage can be accessed from Mooney Street, Bridge Park Avenue or Longshore Street. The building entrance is on Longshore Street (next to the main entrance of Pins Mechanical). Take the elevator to the second floor and join us in Suite 200.
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More about our SME’s:

Fumi Ariga, Trisum Studio:
He has worked with clients to converge scattered application platforms supporting millions of users, introduced online shoppers to a Fortune 500 company’s first eCommerce experience, and driven cohesion between creative concepts and seamless online execution.

By focusing on user-centric design and strategy, Fumi takes big data and derives narratives, builds UX governance processes, and drives partner engagement with design teams.

Morgan Landis, Contented Design:
Product and Service Designers help make our daily lives easier. From working a new machine to handling a stolen credit card, designers can make a stressful situation and simplify it so you understand what needs to be done. Designing for social change is similar; take the same principles and apply it to issues that affect disenfranchised groups. By making it easier to see what the problem is, and what needs to be done, we can change daily thoughts and habits to create a better world. I have helped nonprofits and social entrepreneurs for five years, ensuring their designs are sharing effective messages for their cause.