Recognize - Question - Optimize

Our team of experts develops and produces tactile plans and graphics as well as semi-reliefs and tactile replicas, models and interactive objects. Including Braille, of course. We implement your requirements with an interdisciplinary team and optimize user-friendliness in tests until the optimum result is achieved.

Examples of applications are exhibits, handouts, accompanying material and brochures, building and site plans, functional models.

As an inclusion consultant I will assist you in the planning, development and testing of accessible buildings, exhibitions, products or events.

Examples of applications include aesthetic visual, acoustic and electronic navigation systems and floor guidance systems, building and site maps, but also transfer of sign language and text translation into easy language.

I am also happy to share my expertise with you if you want to develop, optimize or test product packaging and products with different target groups.

Examples of applications are products and outer packaging that are supplemented with Braille or designed with it. From household equipment and household chemicals to food and other household goods.

Representative, Speaker and Lecturer

Representation

  • 2011 and ongoing:    President and representative of the non-profit organization „Anderes Sehen e.V.“
  • From 2002-2004 chairman of the board of the multimedia association interface!berlin e.V.

committee work

  • From 2018 Independent expert for the European Commission in Brussels and Luxembourg.
  • 2013/14: Berlin Senate: Working Group „Special Educational Support“ Focus on Vision, Project Group Inclusion

Awards

Ehrung der „Ausgezeichneten Orte 2018“. Für #goinclusive stehen Ellen Schweizer und Steffen Zimmermann auf der Bühne.
Ehrung der „Ausgezeichneten Orte 2018“. Für #goinclusive stehen Ellen Schweizer und Steffen Zimmermann auf der Bühne.
  • 2018: Awarded site in Germany the „Land of Ideas“ for #goinclusive
  • 2016: PSD Zukunftspreis
  • 2014: Awarded site in Germany the „Land of Ideas“ for providing mobility to blind children
  • 2013: German Prize for Civic Engagement (finalist) and Audience Award
  • 1998: „One of the most beautiful books“ of Germany

Lectures / Presentations

Vortrag Change im Museum: Inklusion verankern von Steffen Zimmermann und Ellen Schweizer
Vortrag zu „Change im Museum: Inklusion verankern“ von Steffen Zimmermann und Ellen Schweizer
  • 2018: at the FOCUS Museum 2018: Change Management in the museum: „Successful transition to a ‚Museum for All‘ Anchoring Inclusion. Positive attitude from colleagues. Dealing with resistance.“
  • 2017: Humboldt-University Berlin: Guest lecture „Inklusion als Motor des Wandels“
  • 2014: Mercedes-Benz Bank: Presentation „Förderung blinder Kinder“
  • 2013: SAMS-Award: Presentation „Förderung blinder Kinder“

 Lectureships

  • 1998–2000:   Lectureship for „Online-Media – Concept and Design“ LetteVerein Berlin, faculty for design
  • 1993–1998:   Lectureship „design for on- and offline media“, University of the Arts Berlin
  • 1992:   Lectureship „conceptual design“, University of the Arts Berlin

Seminars / Seminar rows

  • 1997 to 2000: bbw Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft
  • 1997 to 2000: L4 Berufsfachschule, department of media design
  • 1997 to 1998: Forum Berufsbildung