Hoodies and zippers make life harder for people with disabilities. Social Surge’s adaptive, gender-neutral clothing looks to ‘flip the script’.

You may think nothing about putting on a hoodie when you need or want to, but for some people its design may still prove difficult to manage.

Zippers that are hard to grab, pockets that don’t sit in the right spot, pieces of clothing that, if you’re blind, you can’t tell what color they are.

Meredith Wells, a singer/dancer/writer and Lincoln Park resident is one of four co-founders of Social Surge, a new clothing brand centered on accessibility for everybody — specifically people with disabilities and the gender nonconforming community. Read more at The Chicago Tribune.