July 23, 2014
By Ileana Rodriguez, Intern Architect, HKS, Inc

I was honored to join the world's top athletes at the 2012 London Paralympic Games as one of eight Paralympic athletes on Team USA. My JOIN US talk uncovers the journey to becoming a Paralympic athlete and hopefully encourages everyone to see beyond the devices. I also talk about the many ways architecture celebrates a person's abilities. How can the design of a space change the perception of the user? How can good design change the way we interact? I believe that accessibility issues can be solved via simple design solutions, by really paying attention to what we see.

To view the video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j82Feeyq70

To listen to the podcast:  http://hksarchitects.libsyn.com/what-do-you-see 

A 2014 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: http://www.hksinc.com/joinus/. Please register to attend these live streaming video events.  

For more information, contact Ileana Rodriguez at irodriguez@hksinc.com or Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

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