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NeoCon Talks: Why Include OTs in Your Inclusive Design Team?

June 11 @ 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Want to collaborate with Occupational Therapists? Join us on Tuesday, June 11th on the 7th Floor of the Mart from 2:00 – 2:20 PM to hear about the value OT Practitioners can bring to design.

What is Occupational Therapy, and why is it an essential expertise in an inclusive design team? Join Occupational Therapist Francisco Lasta, as he talks about the distinct value that OT practitioners can bring to the table for teams seeking to elevate their designs.  He will shed light on the barriers to collaboration between OTs and designers and explore potential solutions for fostering a more impactful partnership.

About the Speaker

Francisco Lasta, Inclusive Design / Marketing Strategy, Muller2

With over a decade of experience working with individuals of diverse disabilities across different age groups and socio-economic backgrounds, Francisco’s expertise in human-centered design, task analysis, accessibility, and UX provides him with a uniquely empathetic and functional perspective when it comes to architecture and design. As an Occupational Therapist leading the Inclusive Design team at the architecture firm M2, he is passionate about helping designers create inclusive and accessible spaces and products.

He has served as a speaker during the global conference “In Pursuit of Equity: A Symposium to Re-envision the Center for Universal Design” and presented about the “Intersection of Occupational Therapy and Architecture” during the 2024 AOTA Inspire Annual Conference and Expo. Francisco is also a Second City-trained improv enthusiast and performs with his improv group in comedy theaters around Chicago.



June 11
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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