58 min

S3 E23: Design for Accessibility with Kevin H. Yoo Curious Monica

    • Entrepreneurship

When Kevin H. Yoo learned of his friend Marcus's impending blindness, he was inspired to make a difference. Drawing on his expertise in industrial and product design, Kevin embarked on a journey to address a crucial challenge in technology accessibility, revolutionizing navigation for the visually impaired. This journey led to the founding of Haptic (previously WearWorks), dedicated to crafting not only functional but visually-appealing products accessible to all. Through his innovative use of touch and elegant design principles, Kevin reimagined accessible navigation.
Today, Haptic (previously WearWorks) stand as a pioneer in the field, having transformed the lives of countless individuals by enabling greater independence in navigation. Their impact was highlighted in 2017 when their wearable smart device assisted a blind runner in completing the NYC marathon, a testament to the transformative power of their technology. As we honor Disability Pride this July, we are thrilled to dive into Kevin H. Yoo's journey into becoming an accessibility tech innovator and ally for people with disabilities.
Subscribe to Curious Monica by InnovatorsBox, where host Monica H. Kang unfolds stories that inspire.
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When Kevin H. Yoo learned of his friend Marcus's impending blindness, he was inspired to make a difference. Drawing on his expertise in industrial and product design, Kevin embarked on a journey to address a crucial challenge in technology accessibility, revolutionizing navigation for the visually impaired. This journey led to the founding of Haptic (previously WearWorks), dedicated to crafting not only functional but visually-appealing products accessible to all. Through his innovative use of touch and elegant design principles, Kevin reimagined accessible navigation.
Today, Haptic (previously WearWorks) stand as a pioneer in the field, having transformed the lives of countless individuals by enabling greater independence in navigation. Their impact was highlighted in 2017 when their wearable smart device assisted a blind runner in completing the NYC marathon, a testament to the transformative power of their technology. As we honor Disability Pride this July, we are thrilled to dive into Kevin H. Yoo's journey into becoming an accessibility tech innovator and ally for people with disabilities.
Subscribe to Curious Monica by InnovatorsBox, where host Monica H. Kang unfolds stories that inspire.
Click here for the episode shownotes, video, mentioned resources, episode transcripts, and more.

58 min