Open Style Lab (OSL) is a nonprofit organization committed to making style accessible for everyone, regardless of their cognitive and physical abilities.  

Join us for an interactive workshop on designing for people of all abilities. The session will kick off with a presentation on inclusive design, introducing OSL’s approach and sharing sample work. We will continue with an interactive empathy exercise, where participants will brainstorm accessible wearable solutions together.  

No previous experience in design required. Workshop recommended for ages 16+.


Established in 2014, Open Style Lab (OSL) raises awareness on the lack of accessible wearable solutions inclusive of disability through research and education. OSL’s mission is for all people to have access to style, regardless of cognitive & physical ability.

In 2019, Open Style Lab was recognized as the inaugural winner of Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award for Emerging Designer.


This free program will feature a conversation and interactive workshop. It will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes live CART captioning. For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodation to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.

About Design Snacks

Build your design toolkit! Design Snacks is a series of hands-on workshops exploring techniques and strategies for participants to incorporate into their own practices, classrooms, or organizations. Workshops are held monthly. Participants are not required to participate in all workshops.

Design Snacks are made possible with major support from Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, and The Pinkerton Foundation. Generous support is also provided by Adobe and The Hirsch Family Foundation.