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Accessibility for different abilities: A report

Pererya, David (2016) Accessibility for different abilities: A report. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 5 (1). pp. 158-182. ISSN 1929-9192

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Abstract

Active participation is the foundation of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
where the Inclusive Design Research Lab (IDRLab) is located. The IDRC’s goal is to
establish a relationship between users and designers driven by a symbiotic reciprocity.
Ultimately, “A successful Participatory Inclusive Design Lab is one in which users not
only believe, but also witness, that their contributions matter” (Treviranus, 2012). This
goal requires a degree of social connection and an environment in which people care
significantly about each other and what they are working to create. Supporting this
concept is the social model of inclusion, based on respect for human rights that
underscores the responsibility of IDRLab to create all possible conditions of full
accessibility. This report describes how barriers to inclusion were removed to enable
people with disabilities to participate in the IDRLab.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accessibility, disrupting/Undoing, inclusive design, Inclusive Design Research Lab
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Research Programs > Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 18:00
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 17:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1544

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