Shay Senior, Social Entrepreneur, Inclusive Design Thinker, Founder of Palta

Shay Senior, Social Entrepreneur, Inclusive Design Thinker, Founder of Palta

  • Shay’s background is in the unmanned vehicles industry in which he has worked in various fields worldwide since UAV pilot was his job in the military service.

 

Podcast

Overview

Unlike before, schools, colleges, and the workplace today are focusing on creating an inclusive environment to provide equal opportunities to people with mental or physical disabilities. But there’s still a long way to go to spread the concept of inclusivity and diversity to every individual. People with disabilities go through different kinds of hardships, one among which is accepting they are different and getting acceptance from others. In today’s episode of TBCY, we are extremely delighted to have Shay Senior with us.

00:33- About Shay Senior

  • Shay Senior is the founder of Palta.
  • Shay’s background is in the unmanned vehicles’ industry, in which he has worked in various fields worldwide since UAV pilot was his job in the military service.
  • After his personal injury – being in a rehabilitation center, he realized the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of society.
  • He found fashion as one of the first causes of that, as well as the industries that can most influence equity in society.
  • Together with his co-founder, they created Palta, first as a research group in the community.
  • Thousands of people worldwide have joined the movement and formed part of the Palta community for inclusive experience design.

00:52- About Palta

  • Palta is the leading global inclusive product certifier. With the vision of creating an innovative shopping and dressing experience, they develop hand in hand with global fashion brands and organizations a variety of solutions merging tech & fashion based on the daily needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • The enterprise is community-based, leading and supporting activities of awareness and innovation bridging people with and without disabilities through education and design.

03:43- How are you making a difference?

  • The idea is to focus on the needs of extreme groups and, after solving that problem, translate it into a product that fits a wider range of individuals.
  • In the aspect of social responsibility, you’re offering something that is for a wider range and as a business opportunity that potentially you would be able to earn more.
  • We can understand and learn from the needs of people with different kinds of daily challenges and translate them into one product or the minimal amount of product that would fit the widest range of individuals.

11:52- What are you seeking to achieve with every design creation?

  • We are trying to keep the designs very simple.
  • There were not so many fashion brands around the world with one piece that fits all.

22:29- Four lessons

  • Listen to everything.
  • Make mistakes and learn from your mistakes.
  • Follow your dreams.
  • Build a strong network of people around you.

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You can connect with Shay Senior- LinkedIn

Profile

  • Shay Senior is the founder of Palta.
  • Shay’s background is in the unmanned vehicles’ industry, in which he has worked in various fields worldwide since UAV pilot was his job in the military service.
  • After his personal injury – being in a rehabilitation center, he realized the gap between people with disabilities and the rest of society.
  • He found fashion as one of the first causes of that, as well as the industries that can most influence equity in society.
  • Together with his co-founder, they created Palta, first as a research group in the community.
  • Thousands of people worldwide have joined the movement and formed part of the Palta community for inclusive experience design.

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