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Saturday, April 29 • 16:00 - 16:50
Inclusive Design as a Community Builder and World Changer

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Through a number of funded projects, the IDRC is working around the world to co-create open education resources that personalize experiences to meet individual needs and preferences, breaking down barriers to access for marginalized populations. Through inclusively designed materials, processes, and platforms, the Floe Project and Social Justice Repair Kit are two projects moving the vision of inclusively design content forward. With this suite of tools, that includes AccessForAll metadata for easy findability, matching, use, and customization for unique individuals and contexts, these inclusively design supports are removing barriers to participation in society, education, culture and more.

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Jess Mitchell

Sr. Manager Research + Design, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
I am lately most fascinated with the evolving world of design, in particular ethics and design. I spend most of my time in inclusion, diversity, and equity. And am deeply committed to empowering people and helping to shift their perspective.
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Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto (http://idrc.ocadu.ca ). Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 as the nexus of a growing global community that proactively works to ensure that our digitally transformed and globally connected society is designed inclusively. Dr. Treviranus also founded an innovative graduate program in inclusive design a... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:50 EDT
SoCo Ballroom (section C)