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March 28th, 2016

Inclusive design embraced by Microsoft

Fast Company magazine has published an article detailing Microsoft’s adoption of inclusive design as part of an ongoing metamorphosis at the software company. According to the article:

The big idea is that in order to build machines that adapt to humans better, there needs to be a more robust process for watching how humans adapt to each other, and to their world. “The point isn’t to solve for a problem,” such as typing when you’re blind, said Holmes. “We’re flipping it.” They are finding the expertise and ingenuity that arises naturally, when people are forced to live a life differently from most.”

Jutta Treviranus, Director of the IDRC, also gets mentioned in the article for her role in defining inclusive design, and ultimately paving the way for mainstream organizations adopt inclusive design as a new approach to design and business.

Source:Microsoft’s Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking“, Fast Company Magazine.

March 22nd, 2016

Upcoming Talks on Inclusive Digital Education and Inclusive Design 2016 (Updated)

Update: Added Open Education Global 2016 Conference.

IDRC Director Jutta Treviranus will be speaking at the following conferences on topics crossing digital inclusion in education, to rethinking the role of technology in our institutions.

March 2016:

April 2016:

May 2016:

Visit the conference websites for individual times and details.

March 22nd, 2016

“The Future Challenge of the ADA: Shaping Humanity’s Transformation” in March 2016 issue of Inclusion journal

The paper titled “The Future Challenge of the ADA: Shaping Humanity’s Transformation”, authored by Jutta Treviranus, has been published and included in the Volume 4, Issue 1 (March 2016) Inclusion journal. The paper outlines the many growing challenges of the ADA as technology, economics, and demographics radically shift.

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