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At Our Core

At Elise Roy, we believe that the unique experiences and skills of people with disabilities help us uncover hidden needs and in the process create some of the most effective and cutting edge solutions out there - both for people with and without disabilities.

We place humans at the center of our design process and trust the power of close observation, open-minded experimentation, and simplification.


Our Services


Inclusion Lab

In human centered design we believe that results are driven by looking to extremes. Yet too many human centered design workshops fail to teach participants how to take advantage of one of their greatest assets – people with disabilities. These workshops are tailored to take your organization through the process of solving a relevant problem using inclusive human centered design methods.


  • learn in inclusive, human centered design skills
  • develop a deep understanding of how to effectively leverage people with disabilities’ unique experiences to design more valuable solutions   
  • learn how to reframe conversations around difference 

We have the capability to tailor the workshop to experienced designers or to individuals with no prior human centered design experience.

1-3 days.


Expert Review

Focusing on a specific product or service, we leverage our network to work closely with your organization to insert the perspective of various disabilities into the development and validation of products or services. Through inclusive, human centered design methods, we identify gaps that uncover key, hidden opportunities and develop a high level of usability for your product or service that others often ignore.


As a global thought leader, Elise has delivered keynotes all around the world. Her keynotes focus on how designing for disability, benefits everyone. She has spoken at Microsoft, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute for Peace and many more.


Our Clients