We want to allow as many different people to participate as possible

If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can collaborate about how best to provide accessibility for you throughout IDC 2020 and future events.



For People with Bodies


While this event does take place over a continuous 24-hour span, there will be moments for you to take a break, step away, or altogether disengage. The content is broken up into 6 different ‘Tracks’, each with its own emcee and content schedule. Don’t worry about missing content. We will record as much of IDC 2020 as possible to share with attendees soon after the event ends.


During the conference, be sure to take breaks in order to care for yourself. Pull out your headphones, do a few stretches and a few breathing exercises to get your body and mind moving and stimulated. 



Blind and Visually Impaired

Our schedule is available in large print on the IDC 2020 website as well as via PDF for physical printing/enlargement. Your feedback is incredibly valuable if you have any comments or suggestions. 


If you need additional assistance, we encourage our attendees to download and use the “Be My Eyes” app. The app connects those without impairments via a live video call to “lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks." Visit www.bemyeyes.com for more information.



Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Real-time Closed Captions will be available for all IDC 2020 sessions and can be turned on/off individually by attendees based on your preference. 

Other Needs?

IDC 2020 as a virtual conference is a new format us, but making IDC and IDSA events more accessible is an active, ongoing process. We welcome your suggestions and ideas and would like to learn from your experiences. Please contact Austin Del Gallo.

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For over 50 years, the Industrial Designers Society of America has worked to advance the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy.  Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some of the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Today, we exist as a global voice for industrial design within a broad ecosystem of design disciplines and we celebrate the cross-functional overlap of many creative fields.

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