Enabled by Design

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011
Published on 21 Dec 2011

Denise Stephens is co-founder and CEO of Enabled by Design, which is a community of people who are passionate about Design for All.

Enabled by Design believe that good design can support people to live as independently as possible, by helping to make everyday living that little bit easier.

Enabled by Design was inspired by Denise's experiences following her diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2003. As she became more dependent on assistive technology, her world was slowly but surely transformed into a dispiriting palette of "NHS" grey and beige. Frustrated by the current one-size-fits-all ethos and wanting to make an immediate difference to other people's lives, Denise had an idea...