This is a collection of media news and/or materials showcasing past, current and future avenues of Accessibility and Inclusion.
BIG IDEA PARTNERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT BIA TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY FOR CUSTOMERS
OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre is pleased to announce a new partnership between BIG IDeA, OCAD University’s business accessibility innovation project, and The Toronto Entertainment District BIA. The partnership features the implementation of the BIG IDeA platform, Ontario’s first end-to-end platform on accessibility for businesses and their customers, allowing businesses to offer an inclusive customer experience. Read more here.
AI’s problem with disability and diversity
A CBC podcast of Jutta Treviranus, the director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre and a professor at OCAD University on disability and challenges with AI.
How Artificial Intelligence Creates Discrimination in HR & Recruiting
Jutta Treviranus talks about challenges of AI within HR & Recruiting environment at Workology.
TorCHI | Inclusive Design Thinking
An introduction to Inclusive Design Thinking through an experiential learning activity that introduces thinking about accessibility and inclusion in functional terms. Participants have learned to see their world with new eyes and become more aware of accessibility barriers which were previously invisible to them. Participants have learned about Accessibility Cloud an open source effort to provide accessibility information worldwide.
THE EVOLUTION OF ACCESSIBILITY
“The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario has produced a 16-minute documentary film titled “The Evolution of Accessibility.” In the 150th year of Canada’s confederation, this film examines how accessibility has changed over time so we can honour the past, showcase the present, and inspire the future. The film tells the stories of accessibility champions across Ontario and how they have personally experienced and navigated accessibility in their communities over the years. The film highlights the lifestyles of Ontarians of different ages, backgrounds, disabilities and experiences.” (The Accessibility Hub)