Full Bio – Lauren Race


I’m an Accessibility Designer, crafting and evaluating accessible experiences. I combine human-centered, multisensory, and co-design methods to remove access barriers through product design, design systems, UX research, design reviews and audits, upskilling design orgs, and design strategy and innovation. My work is informed by my accessibility design research at the NYU Ability Project and IAAP CPACC certification.

My design journey began focusing on the visual, attending Pratt Institute to learn art and design and working as an art director for over a decade. To shift from the brand to the user, I earned my master’s at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in Tisch School of the Arts. It was there that I fell in love with accessibility design and expanded my design practice to include all sensory modalities. A multisensory approach increases access for people with disabilities who choose how they learn best, whether through touch, sight, and/or audio.

When I’m not at work, I’m usually at the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library’s Dimensions Lab developing nonvisual art and design techniques, as well as teaching graduate-level accessibility design at NYU ITP.