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

Continuing Our Work During COVID-19

We are fortunate that our team members are able to work from home during this pandemic. We want to extend our enormous gratitude to the front-line workers. During the pandemic, the demand for the services of the IDRC has only increased and our collective mission of inclusivity has become even more relevant...


Make Accessibility your business.
Stop turning away 15% of your potential customers as well as their families and friends. Join BIG IDeA and you will:

  • Expand your customer base
  • Increase customer satisfaction and improve loyalty
  • Eliminate barriers between you and your client
  • Gain a competitive advantage and increase your market share


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

News & Events

See what happens when customers and businesses collaborate and innovate.

  • Latest accessibility innovations
  • Design Challenges
  • Mapathons
  • Register for Upcoming Events


Only a few more days until our free webinar on the impact of bias in machine learning and data mining with Dr. Toon Calders. If you have not signed up yet, follow the link to reserve your spot.

National Accessibility Week is a time to celebrate valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities and to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility.

Our Doors Are Open - Welcoming People with Disabilities at Places of Worship


6 days ago

The Zero Project has announced the Zero Project Awardees 2022 centred around accessibility, this year´s research topic. 76 Innovative Practices and Policies from 35 countries will receive the Zero Project Award at the Zero Project Conference 2022 in Vienna, Austria. ... See MoreSee Less
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