Wayfinding with Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is a course-based research project that largely looks at how we can trigger positive social change through design.
Over the past school term, students in third-year communication design course have engaged with staff, clients, and volunteers at DABC to shift the current disability narrative where disabled people are rarely seen as experts in their disability.
By engaging disabled people in the design process, this project aims to learn and advocate for the richness of their experience and to promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people regardless of their ability or disability. Through multiple participatory workshops, students designed and participated in creative activities with the DABC community to first gain a better understanding of their context, to then co-design a new wayfinding system and design for DABC’s new office space.
Sessional Faculty: Eugenie Cheon
Project Support: Lisa Boulton