Mark Major has had a passion for innovative design that improves the lives of people with disabilities. As a quadriplegic, injured at the age of 15, he has used his experience to influence his design thinking. Over his thirty year career as a Senior Computer Aided drafter, he has not only invented his own innovative products, securing three patients, including a tool to helps people with hand dexterity challenges floss better, but has helped NASA design large components that improve aeronautical efficiency and improve electrical systems capacity.
Mark also has a passion for physical fitness and for music. This Renaissance man started his own non-profit, Physically Challenged Exercise Center, https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paralyzed-Man-Will-Open-Gym-For-Disabled-2904687.php and started a band made up of people with disabilities called Sophie’s Soloists. http://sophiessoloists.com
Mark uses his mechanical engineer background, his disability identity and creative passions to dream up a future for people with disabilities where universal design isn’t a second thought.