Designs for Accessibility – An Ontario Undergraduate Student Competition.

IDeA Innovative Designs for Accessibility at Brock University

Undergraduate students are encouraged to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for barriers to accessibility in our communities and vie for up to $1500.00 in prizes with entries that address one or more of the five barrier categories: attitudinal, physical/architectural, information and communications, technological, and systemic/organizational.

Last year, Brock nursing student Hilary Tyler won third place at IDeA for her entry – “Everybody Hurts” campaign intended to promote empathy and break down attitudinal barriers that exist for people living with mental Illness.

The IDeA competition is now open. Undergraduate students registered at Brock University must submit their entry at Brock for prejudging – by April 14, 2013.

More information on the Ontario-wide competition is available at www.cou.on.ca/IDeA or from Margaret Sanderson, University Accessibility Coordinator at msanderson@brocku.ca or ext 5454 or Greg Finn, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic at gfinn@brocku.ca, ext 4528.