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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.