Lauren Race designs experiences through a human-centered lens, particularly focused within accessibility and assistive technology. She sees accessibility as the heart of what we do as designers since it’s not usable if it’s not accessible. She applied the participatory design method, with her art and design foundation of art direction, storytelling, and concept development, to develop an auditory social media platform built for a screen reader and a year-long thesis project on how to design tactile schematics. She holds a BFA in Communications Design and Art History, as well as an MPS from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She is currently a Research Fellow at New York University, focusing on design research for accessibility.