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Free Sprout Ideas Camp for High School Students this Summer Across Ontario

May 31st, 2016

For a third year, the Inclusive Design Institute is pleased to offer a free innovation summer camp for high school students. Starting in July across 6 locations across Ontario, the Sprout Ideas Camp blends social innovation, technology, and design thinking skills to engage students in building problem solving and teamwork skills. Mentors from the industry

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Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Today, May 19 2016

May 19th, 2016

May 29, 2016 –  Today people around the world are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD) as a way to raise awareness about the importance of building accessible websites and digital content so that people with disabilities are able to access them with ease. For more information about Global Accessibility Awareness Day, visit their

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Reflections of a First-Time Attendee at the Web For All Conference, Montreal 2016

April 25th, 2016

What is it like to attend the Web For All Conference? Can’t make it to Montreal this year to take part? Elizabeth Neal from the American Foundation for the Blind shares her experiences from this year’s conference. The conference theme this year is “Education for All on the Web”. Elizabeth makes remarks on Jutta Treviranus’

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Planning for accessibility: Beyond the law

April 25th, 2016

In December 2013, the province of Manitoba passed legislation on the Accessibility for Manitobans Act which defines 5 new accessibility standards for the province. The first standard, customer service, must be met by 2017. But what comes after the law has been passed? On March 15, IDRC director Jutta Treviranus visited the University of Manitoba

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A Conversation on the Future of Physician Assisted Death

April 11th, 2016

How we live and how we die are questions that need further exploration and discussion set within an inclusive framework that engages a broad spectrum of individuals and perspectives, particularly the perspectives of our most vulnerable populations which includes persons who experience disabilities or the effects of aging. Research is showing that many Canadians support

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