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
  • Get listed on BIG IDeA and recieve feedback 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


It's not all about the #ambience. Good lighting can really make a difference in a businesses accessibility! 💡

Making aisles clearer or wider can make a bigger difference than you know. #accessibility Head to to show your customers you care

What are your favourite accessible destinations in #Canada? Here are a few recommendations we’ve compiled of Canadian landmarks and parks which are accessible to all visitors!

We've seen a lot of new sushi places open recently with electronic menus. With strides like this it's easier for people of varying abilities to access good seafood! #toronto #sushi #accessibility 🍣

Web accessibility is just as important as physical accessibility! Adding alternative text tags to your images can really help customers who use a screen reader when navigating your site.

Got this? Register with us and receive a BIG IDeA Aware Badge! #accessibility #thatsabigidea


2 days ago


There's a lot of things we can do to help up the accessibility in #toronto. One way is making sure our businesses have adequate lighting!

#accessibility #thatsabigidea
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7 days ago


Have you thought about the aisles in your business? Wide and clear aisles make it easier for everyone to access your products! #accessibility #business

Got this? Head over to to get yourself on the accessibility cloud and let your customers know you care!
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1 week ago


We've been seeing a lot of sushi places pop up in Toronto that use ipads for ordering which can also be used by those who need audio descriptions. Does your business have an electronic menu? If so grab your BIG IDeA Awareness Badge today!

#accessibility #practice
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