Sinéad Burke

Tilting the Lens

This talk will be available soon to watch online with Irish sign language interpretation.

All First Thought Talks will be available to listen to on GIAF's First Thought podcast later this year.

Sinéad Burke is a writer, educator and disability advocate. Through her company, Tilting the Lens, Sinéad works towards accelerating systemic change within the domains of education and design, by focusing on accessibility as a vehicle for creativity, innovation and social justice, on which she will speak.

Burke’s 2017 TED Talk Why Design Should Include Everyone, which kickstarted her stratospheric rise, argued that greater inclusion is good for everyone and that people from diverse backgrounds need to be present at every stage. This led a place on Vogue’s 2018 list of the 25 most powerful women working in Britain, an appointment to Ireland’s Council of State, and an invitation to the Met Gala.

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