Chicago Ideas Week, the idea-driven festival that highlights the best combinations of innovation and creativity, recently featured a highly attended presentation by Facing Disability and Table XI (our website designers) that is now available on video.
Focused on five major “aha moments” in the year-long creation of the website, the fast-moving presentation was led by Joshua Golden, founder and CEO of Table XI, and featured a panel including partner emeritus, Jordan Ho, senior designer Daniel Strabley and FacingDisability founder, Thea Flaum.
The “aha” moments featured in the video are:
A Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Entire Family
Close-ups are Powerful
The Web is not TV
Data is Personal
Accessibility =an Invitation to Explore
A final question: “Why Does This Matter?” discussed ways to measure the website’s success, including traffic, and feedback from users and members of the SCI professional community. The videos are also currently being used by a medical school to create a pressure-ulcer prevention program, in an e-learning package being developed by an international SCI organization to train people in the developing world in the management of SCI and by rehabilitation hospitals to expose SCI professionals to a larger and more varied group of personal experiences.