Design The Future

The Center for Accessible Living is helping DC Design recruit individuals with physical and sensory disabilities to be Project Partners for a very unique and innovative project. Design the Future is a weeklong immersive design thinking summer program for high school students hosted at the University of Louisville. During this intensive program, students will work to design solutions to real problems faced by local individuals living with physical and sensory disabilities.  We are seeking candidates to be Project Partners to the student teams. Students will receive over 50 hours of design and manufacturing mentorship from university students, professional designers and engineers, and those living with disabilities.

After four years of successful programs, DC Design is expanding Design the Future to the University of Louisville.  Please see a couple of press videos on Design the Future at Berkeley and Stanford.

There will be two distinct weeklong camps at U of L this summer: June 3 through 8 and June 10 through 15. Project Partners will need to meet with students on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the program and will need to be available for 20 minute scheduled daily check-ins the other days of the week to give students feedback on their progress.


A passionate individual living with a physical disability interested in working with high school students to build solutions to a problem you experience on a daily basis. Interested in helping convey the value of including the user experience in the creation of a product of service.


Learn more at  Applicants will fill out a written application, and finalists will have a video interview with a former Project Partner. Questions? Just reach out to us at