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Nov 01, 2022

Finding Success as a Designer with an Invisible Disability

Wendy Tabor RGD

About this video


15% of the world population lives with some kind of disability, and disabilities do not discriminate. According to the Canadian Association for the Deaf, there are approximately 357,000 culturally Deaf Canadians and as many as 3.21 million Hard of Hearing Canadians. 40% of Deaf Canadians are unemployed, and that's too many. With those four key facts in mind, Wendy discusses lessons she's learned: being a self-advocate, continually learning about Deaf culture, advocating in the medical space and reframing your view of oneself.

In this session, you'll:
- Learn the differences between an invisible disability vs a visible disability
- Receive cultural advice on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities to clear biases
- Understand how to help those in need of accommodations at various career stages
- Get tips on how to advocate for yourself in the workplace

Wendy Tabor RGD

Do you know the expression, "Variety is the spice of life?" I continue to live by that every day. Since 2014, I have explored the many beautiful facets that graphic design, instructional design, and marketing have to offer.

I have created a space for myself through generalism in highly regulated industries like finance, healthcare, and technology. Working in these kinds of industries, I have learned the unique art of taking highly technical information and translating it through visuals into engaging material that many people can understand.