: April 30, 2020
The Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition challenges students across Canada to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility barriers for people with disabilities. The objectives of the program are:
- to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada
- to motivate students to think about accessibility issues and to include accessibility in their creation of social and technological innovations now and in the future
- to develop cost-effective, practical and innovative concepts, programs, initiatives or designs that address everyday accessibility issues.
- First place- Students who finish in the first place will receive $5,000 and all expenses paid trip to showcase their project at a national conference.
- Second place – Three prizes of $1,500
- Third place – Three prizes of $1,000
Eligible applicants must be:
- Currently enrolled in any post-secondary program at a university which has recognized provincial degree-granting power, or their affiliates
- Students in all programs including architecture, arts, business, computer science, early childhood education, engineering, industrial design, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, etc. are welcome to apply.