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Alexa Vaughn

PhD Student and DeafScape / Landscape Accessibility Consultant

Alexa Vaughn (ASLA, FAAR) is a Deaf landscape designer, accessibility specialist, Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and PhD student at UCLA. She has extensive expertise in designing for the Deaf community (DeafScape / DeafSpace), facilitation of disabled community engagement, and deep knowledge and passion for the ADA and Universal Design. A visionary speaker and thought leader, her goal is to create more accessible public places that center on disabled experts’ and stakeholders’ lived experience and full participation in the design process. She is a prolific writer and researcher whose work has been featured in numerous publications. Much of her work can be found at

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Events featuring Alexa Vaughn
Events featuring Alexa Vaughn