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White House Event Celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology and Prosthetics

September 15, 2016 | Washington

J.P. Lane, lower limb amputee, poses for O&P News following the White House Design for All runway event.
J.P. Lane, lower limb amputee, poses for O&P News following the White House Design for All runway event.

Images: Carter SM, O&P News.

Pradeep Sharma (left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design, and Matthew Walzer (right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University, discuss new ways individuals with disabilities can overcome stigma.
Pradeep Sharma (left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design, and Matthew Walzer (right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University, discuss new ways individuals with disabilities can overcome stigma.
Kathy D. Woods, founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs, shares her journey of adversity and achievement at the White House office event.
Kathy D. Woods, founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs, shares her journey of adversity and achievement at the White House office event.
From left: Grace Mosier, a patient with scoliosis and model, and Francis Bitonti, founder and president of Studio Bitonti, pose for O&P News.
From left: Grace Mosier, a patient with scoliosis and model, and Francis Bitonti, founder and president of Studio Bitonti, pose for O&P News.
Tilly Lockey, double amputee and model, sports an upper limb prosthesis as she struts across the runway.
Tilly Lockey, double amputee and model, sports an upper limb prosthesis as she struts across the runway.
From left: Johnny Matheny, Peregrine Hawthorn, Grace Mosier and J.P. Lane, pose for photos following the White House Design for All runway event.
From left: Johnny Matheny, Peregrine Hawthorn, Grace Mosier and J.P. Lane, pose for photos following the White House Design for All runway event.
A panel of experts, including Kathy D. Woods (far left), founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs; Pradeep Sharma (inner left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design; Matthew Walzer (inner right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Tobie Hatfield (far right), senior director of innovation at Nike Inc., speak about new ways patients can create and experience assistive technology.
A panel of experts, including Kathy D. Woods (far left), founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs; Pradeep Sharma (inner left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design; Matthew Walzer (inner right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Tobie Hatfield (far right), senior director of innovation at Nike Inc., speak about new ways patients can create and experience assistive technology.
From left: Thomas F. Fise, JD, and Sara Peterson, MS, CDO, FAAOP, pose for O&P News during the White House Office event. Fise and Peterson are members of the O&P News 175.
From left: Thomas F. Fise, JD, and Sara Peterson, MS, CDO, FAAOP, pose for O&P News during the White House Office event. Fise and Peterson are members of the O&P News 175.
Panel including Kathy D. Woods (far left), founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs; Pradeep Sharma (inner left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design; Matthew Walzer (inner right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Tobie Hatfield (far right), senior director of innovation at Nike Inc., opening discussions about finding fashion for individuals with disabilities.
Panel including Kathy D. Woods (far left), founder of Kathy D. Woods Designs; Pradeep Sharma (inner left), provost at the Rhode Island School of Design; Matthew Walzer (inner right), a patient with cerebral palsy and student at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Tobie Hatfield (far right), senior director of innovation at Nike Inc., opening discussions about finding fashion for individuals with disabilities.
Tilly Lockey, double amputee and model, shows her signature “I can see you” pose for cameras at the White House Design for All event.
Tilly Lockey, double amputee and model, shows her signature “I can see you” pose for cameras at the White House Design for All event.
Stephanie Valderrama (left), creative director at Limbitless Soultions, shakes hands with Johnny Matheny (right), upper limb amputee and user of a novel prosthesis.
Stephanie Valderrama (left), creative director at Limbitless Soultions, shakes hands with Johnny Matheny (right), upper limb amputee and user of a novel prosthesis.

Images: Carter SM, O&P News.

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