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Connect: Enabling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition

19 March 2015

Important Dates

Registration Closes: 01 April 2015
Submission Deadline: 01 April 2015
Winner Announcement: TBD
Award Ceremony: TBD




Calling all university and college students! There are less than two weeks left to submit your ideas for the CONNECT: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition. With the support of the Government of Ontario, this competition invites college and university students from across the province to submit projects exploring design concepts that are accessible to everyone, and help remove barriers for people with disabilities. Students are invited to submit projects that illustrate the idea of design for all:

In that the design of products and environments is usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation.

The competition exemplifies innovation in accessible and universal design, and represents a bright design future for Ontario. Last year's winning projects include a device that uses haptic design to allow people with visual impairments to experience and enjoy sporting events, to a mobile accessible kitchen that doubles as a classroom, these award-winning concepts offer unique and inspiring solutions for a more inclusive communities, locally and worldwide.

The competition is open to all Ontario post-secondary students studying in all design fields. For its fourth year, the competition emphasizes accessibility in design for web and digital platforms. Ontario’s accessibility laws require some organizations to take steps to make newly developed websites more accessible to people with disabilities. These requirements will create increased demand for designers with a thorough understanding of accessibility. Students studying interactive and web design are strongly encouraged to enter.

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