As a host of The BIG IDeA, a program that promotes advancing accessibility innovation in Ontario to create a culture of accessibility and inclusion, the Innovation Cluster is holding an Inclusive Design Challenge event on Friday June 1st to Saturday June 2nd at the Venture North Building in downtown Peterborough.
The Inclusive Design Challenge is a public and free event aimed to create solutions for barriers of accessibility and inclusion in a hackathon format. On Friday, the event will launch with participants challenging themselves to find a solution for an accessibility barrier they are faced with. On Saturday, there will be a showcase for the public to see the creations made the previous day, followed by awards.
“This is a great opportunity for the community of Peterborough to come together and find ways to make the region more inclusive,” says Simon Treviranus, BIG IDeA Coordinator. “This is one of many events the BIG IDeA program has implemented to reach the goal of Ontario becoming more accessible by 2025.”
The Innovation Cluster is excited to invite the public to register for this event and help the Peterborough and Kawartha region become a place that strives to incorporate inclusion and accessibility as a part of everyday workplaces, public areas and more!
About the BIG IDeA
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 develop and implementing this BIG IDeA pilot. We are developing a platform to support businesses in Ontario in leading and innovating accessible and inclusive practices.