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Live session #30 | How do visually impaired people interact with fashion?

22/11/2022 @ 3:00 PM 4:30 PM CET

Inspirator: Angela Wanjiku, Kenya

Title: How do visually impaired people interact with fashion? 


Fashion plays an important role as a communicator of information in social interactions and as an aid in establishing self-identity. Reliance on vision results in fashion being difficult to translate for visually impaired persons. Lack of information on specific characteristics of interest about the clothes they purchase and wear causes frustration and decreases their level of independence.
According to market research reported on by Vogue Business, the global adaptive fashion market is expected to be worth upward of $400 billion by 2026. However, adaptive designs are still not often incorporated into mainstream fashion designs.

About Angela Wanjiku

Angela is a Kenyan designer, who has cultivated an inclusive lifestyle brand, Hisi Studio, that is both fashion-forward and accessible to individuals with visual impairments. Hisi Studio grew from a senior-year design project at the University of Nairobi. The project sought to answer the question; How do the visually impaired interact with fashion? Since then, the brand continued to explore, study & understand the needs of persons with disabilities in relation to design, accessibility, braille literacy and special needs education.

In this live session:

Angela will share about her journey how she utilise HCD to design an impactful product, while developing a viable social business model.

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Meeting ID: 813 3866 3727
Passcode: 306146


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