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OER Accessibility Sprint

February 19th, 2015

On February 25-27, 2015, the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University 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

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DEEP 2014: Designing Enabling Economies and Policies

October 14th, 2014

  The fourth annual DEEP conference will be held Oct. 16-17, 2014 OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario, CANADA The objective of the DEEP conference is to engage in substantive, in-depth discussion about implementation strategies for digital inclusion of persons with disabilities among decision makers promoting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with

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IDRC partners with Lumen Learning to Create Next-Generation Courseware

October 1st, 2014

Lumen Learning has been selected to receive funding as part of the Next Generation Courseware Challenge, a $20 million grant competition from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build exemplary, affordable digital course materials that improve student success among low-income and disadvantaged learners. The Inclusive Learning Resource Centre (IDRC) is excited to be a

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Waking the Machines: Assistive Technologies and Prosthetic Agency

August 8th, 2014

On August 14 & 15, the Inclusive Design Research Centre will be sponsoring a three-part event series called “Waking the Machines: Assistive Technologies and Prosthetic Agency” led by Sara Hendren, an artist who develops tools, applications and devices that examine adaptive technologies and possibilities for prosthetic agency. This is the first of InterAccess’s Agential Technologies

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Sprout Ideas Camp

July 29th, 2014

The Inclusive Design Institute recently hosted Sprout Ideas Camp, a partnership between TakingITGlobal, the Toronto District School Board, and OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Institute, with support from Apple, Promethean, and Pearson Foundation. Two groups of students spent one week each building their leadership and digital skills, creating educational games and 3D printed prototypes on social

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