Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute

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Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute

Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute (IDRC/IDI) is an internationally recognized centre with the aim of designing new information technology and communication systems and practices that is inclusive of the human diversity. The IDRC/IDI defines inclusive designing as any design that supports the full range of human bodies, thus be accessible by someone who is disable or non-disable. The overall goal of IDRC/IDI is to create barrier-free access to technology by everyone through research, development and education. The office of IDRC/IDI is located in the Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD) University. The IDRC/IDI was formally known as Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) and was housed in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. It was later renamed to Adaptive Technology Resource Centre and Inclusive Design Institute (ATRC/IDI) when it became an autonomous self-funded research unit of the Faculty of Information Studies. In August 1st 2010, the ATRC/IDI, was renamed to its current name, IDRC/IDI, and was relocated to the OCAD University.
The IDRC/IDI still maintains its research partnership with the University of Toronto thus, collaborates with the University of Toronto researchers in inclusive designing. The members of the Centre are leaders in many fields such as multi-modal display, alternative control and access to education. The inclusive design by IDRC/IDI ensures that their work meets international standards such as W3C, IMS, Dublin Core and IEEE.

Links

http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=245
http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/news-events/news/u-of-ts-faculty-of-information-establishes-inclusive-design-research-unit
http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/news-events/news/surprise-reception-for-outgoing-idiatrc-interim-director