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Supports for complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

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OER Accessibility Sprint

On February 25-27, 2015, the Inclusive Design Research Centre will be hosting an OER Accessibility Sprint. Experts in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER) will gather to design and develop tools and exemplars that make practical progress in the important agenda of inclusive learning through OER.

Among the challenges on the agenda are a special focus on HTML5 and EPUB3 applied in:

  • simulations and highly interactive content,
  • video and timed media,
  • gaming,
  • mobile and responsive content, and
  • OER delivery platforms.

For more information, visit the Sprint’s website.

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.