Engaging Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities in the Development of Self-Management Tools Through Participatory Design

Co-Authors: Tom Keating and Tobias Rickard Why Participatory Design? Cognitopia develops accessible software for people with cognitive disabilities to self-manage everyday activities using web-based tools that foster independence, while also enhancing support received from families, teachers, and adult service providers. In the early 2000’s, when I first began teaching in a community-based transition program, I had the opportunity to work … Read More

Design for Everyone

Cognitopia creates life management apps for people who see the world a little differently. In developing technology that is both intuitive and easy-to-use, accessibility is key to product design at Cognitopia. In other words, “How are we improving someone’s quality of life or helping them better manage daily life, regardless of how they best interact with web-based and mobile applications?” … Read More