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September 25th, 2012

Making Ontario Accessible

During the summer of 2012, the Government of Ontario visited the Inclusive Design Research Centre, the research hub of the Inclusive Design Institute. They produced a video highlighting the work the Centre does to promote inclusive design in Ontario. This video describes how the IDRC and its partners work with people with disabilities to design and develop technologies that accommodate the full range of human diversity.

September 20th, 2012

Inclusive Design Using 3D Printing

The Government of Ontario recently featured OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre on their blog. They produced this video, which features Jutta Treviranus, the Director of the Inclusive Design Institute.

June 18th, 2012

AEGIS Open Accessibility Framework

This video outlines AEGIS‘ Open Accessibility Framework (OAF), through which aspects of the design, development and deployment of accessible mainstream ICT have been realised in the domains of web, desktop and mobile. This framework was presented by Peter Korn, Technical Manager of the AEGIS project and Accessible Principle at Oracle, during his speech at the 2nd and final AEGIS pan-European Conference on 29 November 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

April 18th, 2012

FLOE: Flexible Learning for Open Education

This video animation, prepared for Open Education Week, described the Floe Project (Flexible Learning for Open Education). The Floe Project supports the OER community in providing a sustainable, integrated approach to accessible learning, addressing the needs of learners who currently face barriers.

March 18th, 2012

Inclusive Design and OER

This video features Colin Clark of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, in a conversation with Amee Godwin, ISKME, at the Open Video Conference 2011. Thinking about broader notions of usability, Colin discusses inclusive design and interaction with a software system as the ability to accommodate a satisfying personalized experience. OER, or open educational resources, can potentially reach learners in new ways due to their adaptability and separability, in contrast with many traditionally licensed resources.