Building an Inclusive and Accessible Future
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OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) brings together developers, designers, researchers, advocates, and volunteers from around the world to promote practices and designs that consider the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.

One of the IDRC’s recent projects, in collaboration with the Ontario government, is Big IDeA, a program that offers businesses tools for increasing accessibility, and brings together business leaders and customers with disabilities to develop innovative new ways to promote accessibility and inclusion across the province.

“Machine learning and artificial intelligence have the power to transform our lives and to empower every person and organization around the world. It’s crucial that as these technologies develop they are designed to include people with disabilities.”
Jenny Lay-Flurrie
Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
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