Margaret Drew

Margaret Drew

Margaret Drew is a Portland chapter co-chair.

As a graphic designer at Mayer/Reed, Margaret Drew brings an incredible enthusiasm for design and its ability to connect people to one another despite differences in language, culture and environments. She strives to create visually captivating graphics that establish identity, attract people or lead them in the right direction. She is particularly interested in design’s role in creating inclusive environments since she rides a motorized scooter for mobility.

Margaret Drew
Mayer/Reed
Portland

On the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA, Reflections by Margaret Drew, Mayer/Reed Designer 

On the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA, Reflections by Margaret Drew, Mayer/Reed Designer

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I’m 3’6”. Life at this altitude has given me a unique perspective on the built world and inspired me as both a designer and an advocate for disability rights. For those of us in the design world, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a familiar standard; the civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and guarantees access to public and private places that are open to the general public. On July 26, 2022, the ADA celebrated its 32nd anniversary. This year, I turned 33. It’s humbling to know that I am the last generation born before this groundbreaking act was signed into law.  

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