OCAD U students make it to the Finals of the IDeA Competition

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:45pm

The IDeA team at the Council of Ontario Universities is pleased to announce this year’s top finalists for the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition 2016. The following finalists have been invited to showcase their ideas at the 2016 celebration event:

  • High School Move-Able, University of Toronto

  • I Saw The Sign, University of Windsor

  • Pursue Your Potential, Carleton University

  • Lift, Carleton University

  • Aphasia Friendly Business Campaign, University of Windsor

  • Google Speech: Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety Through Virtual Reality -- Team: Kristen Thomson; Adam Badzynski; Eitan Markus

  • Accessible Closet Storage, Carleton University

  • uNav, University of Waterloo

The announcement of the 2016 winners will be held at the OCE Discovery conference at the MTCC in Toronto on May 10 from 3pm-4pm. If you are interested in attending the event, and have not already done so, please RSVP to Alex Hughes (ahughes@cou.on.ca) or reply to this email by Friday, April 29, 2016. Alex is also available to answer any questions that you might have regarding the 2016 IDeA competition or the announcement of the finalists.


2 Industrial Design Teams make it to jurying at IDeA Competition

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:00am

The Council of Ontario Universities, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, is pleased to present the fourth annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition. OCAD U had 3 teams enter the competition and two teams have made it to the jurying process:

Universal Lightbulb Socket - Philippe Page

Google Speech: Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety Through Virtual Reality -   Team: Kristen Thomson, Adam Badzynski, Eitan Markus

Winners of the competition will be announced Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the OCE Discovery Conference ‘16.

IDeA Competition - Guest Speaker

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Guest Speaker - Andrew Seo, IDeA Competition

IDeA Competition

A brief presentation about the IDeA Competition which is open to students of all undergraduate disciplines - and means to address a variety of barriers to 'accessibility' (e.g. physical, information/communications, organizational). Typically, students in design courses or those already working on projects are well-placed to submit.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario