Starting October 22, 2013, the IDRC and the the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) will be offering an accessibility clinic. Sit down with an expert accessibility designer and have your Web site's accessibility reviewed, and learn how to spot and address accessibility issues yourself. For details see the Clinic Inclusive Web site.
TORONTO—The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will join with OCAD University president Dr. Sara Diamond to officially launch Reimagining Accessibility, an international student design challenge to replace the traditional wheelchair sign with a more encompassing and inclusive symbol (or symbols) of accessibility. The announcement will take place at OCAD U’s Inclusive Design Research Centre on Friday, September 20 at 11am.
Fluid Infusion has been selected to be one of around 400 excellent ventures from all around the world to enter the second round of the 2013 World Summit Award competition. Congratulations!
Graphic design students at Toronto’s Seneca College took part in the Designing Enabling Economies and Policies (DEEP) Conference July 12 to 14 at OCAD University in downtown Toronto.
Supports for complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
How do I make my web site accessible? How do I make my office documents accessible? How do I make information available in alternative formats? Businesses and organizations read our AODA Help.
Master of Design in Inclusive Design
The Three Dimensions of Inclusive Design
The Inclusive Design Research Centre and the MDes in Inclusive Design are working to better define and update what is meant by “Inclusive Design”. This is more challenging than you think as the practice has flexibility and adaptation at its core. Any criteria, principles or guidelines cannot be absolute but need to be relative to the user, the context, and the goal. We have even considered creating an inclusively designed definition that is presented in a flexible way depending on your particular perspective. We have landed on three dimensions that best explain the practice and principles of inclusive design.
Welcome to the IDRC
The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates, and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively. Learn more about the IDRC.