Keira Gywnn, designer of the R82 Scallop, will participate on February 9, 2018 in a review of college student projects on accessibility and inclusion, as part of a panel of experts in the field. Students, representing colleges and universities across the nation, will present their own proposals for design solutions that improve accessibility or inclusion to the panel.

Ms. Gwynn’s R82 Scallop – a portable special needs seat that originally came to life as a university project — is among 70 works on view that aid in social interactions, daily living, play and in navigating the environment. Ms. Gwynn designed the R82 Scallop to aid children living with mild to moderate disabilities in floor sitting and to add extra support while sitting on a chair.

The event is part of the Access+Abilities exhibition in progress at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum located at 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY.

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