IDRC - Celebrating 25 Years

1993 - 2018

September 4 2019, OCAD University, Toronto - The IDRC is pleased to share that the Government of Canada, through the Accessible Technology Program, has announced funding for Project We Count.

Project We Count will address barriers to participation and employment for persons with
disabilities in the rapidly growing data economy. At the same time, the project will tackle bias and
exclusion of persons with disabilities in data systems and ensure that these systems (including
artificial intelligence, smart technologies, data-driven decision making and data analytics)
recognize, understand and serve people with disabilities by creating innovative machine learning
strategies and addressing data gaps. Project We Count will increase knowledge, establish skills,
develop inclusive data tools and create a forum whereby the Canadian disability community can
help shape the rapidly evolving data economy in more inclusive directions.