Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
Faculty of Design (Design)
- Jutta Treviranus
- Inclusive Design Research Centre
- OCAD University
- 100 McCaul Street
- Toronto, Ontario
- M5T 1W1
- TEL: (416) 977-6000 ext. 3950
With the help of many individuals and organizations I established the Inclusive Design Research Centre in 1993 (then the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto). I envisioned it as the hub of an open and inclusive community -- that would co-design ways to both leverage the opportunities, and creatively address the challenges, of our digitally transformed and connected world. I wanted it to be a constantly evolving and responsive model of my notion of the “three dimensions of inclusive design” – empowering and responding to our personal human uniqueness, creating inclusive processes of co-design that everyone can participate in, and taking into account our connection to the complex systems that make up our changing world. Thanks to an amazing team and a growing global community, the IDRC continues to meet these expectations.
The following is a brief bio:
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor at OCAD University in Toronto http://inclusivedesign.ca, formerly the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre. The IDRC conducts proactive research and development in the inclusive design of emerging information and communication technology and practices. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional centre of expertise on inclusive design. Jutta is the Co-Director of Raising the Floor International. She also established and directs an innovative graduate program in Inclusive Design. Jutta has led many international multi-partner research networks that have created broadly implemented technical innovations that support inclusion. These include the Fluid Project, Fluid Engage, CulturAll, Stretch, FLOE and many others. Jutta and her team have pioneered personalization as an approach to accessibility in the digital domain. She has played a leading role in developing accessibility legislation, standards and specifications internationally (including WAI ATAG, IMS AccessForAll, ISO 24751 , and AODA Information and Communication).
My particular areas of research interest are:
- leveraging networks to deliver personalized accessibility
- supporting inclusive design through authoring and development tools
- the importance of diversity, the outliers and the margins for economic and social prosperity