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Learn more about Degree Inclusive

The world's first adaptive deodorant built with a diverse disability community

Degree Deodorant, makers of the world’s #1 antiperspirant, introduces the world’s most adaptive deodorant for people with visual impairment and upper limb motor disabilities: Degree Inclusive. One in four Americans has a disability, yet products and experiences are still not designed with this community in mind. Across the beauty and personal care industry, there is currently no deodorant product suitable for people with upper limb disabilities to use; twisting a deodorant cap, turning a stick, or pushing down on an aerosol can with limited arm mobility is a real challenge – and sometimes the fear of sweating keeps people with disabilities from moving as much as they would like to.

Degree Inclusive deodorant hanging on gym bar

Design Process

In an effort to ensure that everyone has access to superior sweat protection, Degree partnered with an inclusive team of design experts, occupational therapists, engineers, consultants, and real people living with disabilities across the globe to create a prototype for Degree Inclusive.

To ensure the original prototype is effective and accessible, Degree is currently in a beta test program to engage and get input from real people living with disabilities. In partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse, Open Style Lab, and Muscular Dystrophy Association, Degree invited 200 people with disabilities in the U.S. to trial the prototype design and give their feedback on its concept, product features, and messaging, to help improve the innovation for its future commercial launch.

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Key Features

Degree Inclusive marks the beginning of the brand’s frontier into accessible design and the brand looks forward to making further progress on its long-term commitment to create equitable access to movement for all.
Driven by a mission to make the deodorant application process more accessible, Degree Inclusive has been designed with the following revolutionary features:

  • A hooked design for one-handed usage
  • Magnetic closures that make it easier to take the cap off and put it back on for users with limited grip and/or vision impairment
  • Enhanced grip placement for easier application for users with limited grip or no arms
  • A braille label with instructions for users with vision impairment
  • A larger roll-on applicator to reach more surface area per swipe

 

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