Master of Design in Inclusive Design

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.

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Recent and Upcoming Conferences


Last month, the IDRC hosted DEEP 2015: Designing Enabling Economies and Policies. Attendees from around the world discussed issues around "big data" and how it impacts our lives. Next year’s DEEP will be on October 13th and 14th, 2016 – save the date!

Open Education

This month, the IDRC will be participating in a special Strand on Accessibility and OER at the 12th Annual Open Education Conference in Vancouver, BC, Nov. 18-20, 2015. IDRC Director Jutta Treviranus will be participating in a panel on Accessibility and OER, and many of the IDRC team will be available at a dedicated area where attendes can collaborate with accessibility gurus and make code, designs, and content more inclusive. Attendees will also be able to “bring their own URL” and interact with a range of assistive devices to learn more about OER, inclusive design, and accessibility.


In December, IDRC Director Jutta Treviranus will be speaking at the IIDEXCanada National Summit on Accessibility, to be held in Toronto, ON on Dec.2-3, 2015.

Featured Projects


FLOE provides the resources needed to enable inclusive access to personally relevant, engaging learning opportunities for the full diversity of learners and content producers. Through the Open Education Resources community, FLOE makes tools available that transform, augment, and personalize the learning experience.


Prosperity4All develops the infrastructure and ecosystem that will allow for a ubiquitous auto-personalization of interfaces and materials, based on user needs and preferences, to grow (promote self-rewarding collaboration, reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally).


Cloud4all is an European Commission FP7 grant that will develop key parts of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), building the knowledge base and algorithms needed and evaluating the ability of the concept to work across platforms, technologies and applications.

Preferences for Global Access

The goal of Preferences for Global Access is the design and development of web software to assist users with disabilities in creating online user profiles that specify their needs and preferences for how online information and services should be presented to them. The key to ensuring successful access to information and services is a personal statement expressing needs and preferences for specific contexts and goals. These "preference sets" automatically configure information and applications to meet individual. This team is developing tools and technologies to support users in specifying their individual needs and preferences in several application settings.