BIG IDeA is the first end-to-end platform in Ontario on accessibility for businesses and their customers. We support businesses in becoming accessible and showcase their successes.


Learn how to make your business part of an Inclusive Ontario.

  • Get resources and training
  • Register now to receive suggestions from customers
  • Get help with accessibility and inclusion challenges
  • Put your business on the Accessibility Map
  • Nominate your business for our Inclusion Showcase


Help businesses to improve your customer experience.

  • Nominate inclusive business practices
  • Give feedback to businesses on their level of inclusion
  • Submit an inclusion challenge for the design challenge event
  • Participate in our design challenges and mapathon

BIG IDeA in Action

See what happens when customers and businesses collaborate and innovate.

We’ll have more news here soon about these BIG IDeA features:

  • Accessible Business Profiles
  • Design Innovation Showcase
  • Mapathons
  • Design Challenges
  • Upcoming Events


Human Space Hackathon: via @YouTube

.@CBC has launched a 12-week paid placement program for persons with #disabilities, offering networking + developmental opportunities, as well as on-the-job training. Closing Date for Applications is Monday, June 25 at 11:59 pm. For information, pls visit:

Less than 50% of Canadians with a disability have jobs - and those with jobs tend to earn 44% less than their peers.ย 

By the numbers, this means Canadians with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty.

We want to change that.


Science rigor & business best practice are both blind to diversity & complexity. Popular science uses data about the average. Business & design choose one winning design for the largest customer base. Transformative possibilities are in their blind spots. #inclusivedesign

We all have a favourite snack joint somewhere in #ontario. Send us your customer feedback at to send a shoutout to your business for the #accessible practice! ๐Ÿ“ฃ


2 weeks ago


We want to start showcasing the amazing businesses around #ontario and their accessible practices! Send us your customer feedback at
#thatsabigidea #accessibility
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3 weeks ago


Inclusive Design Challenge: Access Density was a huge success! A big thanks to Human Space and all of our amazing hackers. We hope to see you soon, stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #hackathon #accessibility #thatsabigidea
Image description: Hackathon participants, the Human Space team, and the BIG IDeA team get together for a group picture with their colourful BIG IDeA shirts.
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