You are the expert in what you need. BIG IDeA lets you tell businesses how they are doing and gives you the chance to be part of the solution to accessibility challenges.
Give help with accessibility and inclusion challenges
Have you ever been at a business and thought about how much more accessible or better it would be if only some change was made? Tell us about your accessibility challenge, and a team may select it at an Inclusive Design Challenge Event. You could participate too and be part of developing an innovative approach. Suggest an accessibility or inclusion challenge that you want us to tackle at our next design challenge.
Participate in design challenges because you are an expert in what the customer needs.
Give recognition to businesses that are doing accessibility well
Have you noticed a small or big change made by a business that makes your customer experience more inclusive or accessible? Tell us about it, and we may showcase the company on our web site.
BIG IDeA is interested in your expertise in accessibility and inclusion. You can help us with Feedback, Challenges, Inclusive Design, Awarding Badges and participate in other BIG IDeA events. Sign up as an Accessibility Advisor. You will be able to earn advisor badges so that you can show off your contributions and expertise.
Create a business listing on the Accessibility Map
Let potential customers know what you have in place to make their visit inclusive. Get listed on accessibility cloud–it’s easy to do and will get your business on all of these accessibility applications:
BIG IDeA hosts Inclusive Design Challenges events that help businesses to solve Accessibility Challenges and sequently to showcase innovative outcomes. Our goal is to help businesses understand the value of accessibility by offering resources and support for inclusive practices. Everyone is welcome, if you would like to contribute or learn more about inclusive design then sign up for a design challenge, or request to be notified of our upcoming Inclusive Design Challenge Events. Learn more about Inclusive Design Challenges and Inclusive Design Challenge Events.
These events bring together businesses, designers, customers with disabilities in order to unfold various real-world Accessibility Challenges and to draft inclusive solutions for them. We call these events Hackathons and we run few of them so far:
Would you like to become active for improving accessibility in Ontario? Then become a BIG IDeA Member and help us to asses all the businesses you usually visit. We share the data with Accessibility Cloud. Let others know how accessible places are by completely the Quick Accessibility Assessments Form.
BIG IDeA brings together businesses, customers with lived experience of disability and the next generation of business leaders to collaboratively advance accessibility innovation in Ontario and create a culture of accessibility and inclusion. The Inclusive Design Research Centre leads a consortium that is to develop and implement this BIG IDeA pilot. We are developing a platform to support businesses in Ontario in leading and innovating accessible and inclusive practices.
BIG IDeA supports a process for nominating businesses that demonstrate exemplary and innovative practices so that they can be recognized and their accomplishment showcased online. BIG IDeA verifies Business innovation in inclusive design through a dual process of continuous constructive customer reviews & accessibility mapping events.
Engaging the Community
BIG IDeA recruits and engages Students, youth and the broader community in innovatively addressing accessibility goals through design challenge events such as hackathons, and design sprints.
Businesses will be equipped to implement and innovate in accessibility through a growing open repository of training modules, tools, resources and reusable accessibility components.
Mapping an Inclusive Ontario
Customers with disabilities and their network will be able to find businesses that address their accessibility needs through aggregated mapping tools of accessible establishments.