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After becoming disabled in 2012, Liz Jackson began to wonder why her eyeglasses were fashionable when her cane was not. This question ultimately led Liz to found The Disabled List, a disability self advocacy organization that focuses on design. The Disabled List is a curated list of creative disabled people who are available to consult, collaborate and support brands that are interested in reaching their disabled consumers. The DL is shifting the disability narrative by ensuring disabled people are treated as the experts in disability. And through a program called WITH, The DL is creating new pathways into design for disabled people.

Liz Jackson has been a TED Resident, a Nantucket Project Scholar and SYPartners Fellow. Her TED Talk is called ‘Blitzing the Fashion Industry’. She has also spoken at 99U, The White House, Parsons, National Academy of Sciences, SXSW, Chicago Humanities Festival, The Nantucket Project and more. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, The Guardian, Buzzfeed and more.

The Disabled List (formerly Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective) debuted at the White House on September, 2016.

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