Deadline: 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:

  1. to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada
  2. 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
  3. to develop cost-effective, practical and innovative concepts, programs, initiatives or designs that address everyday accessibility issues.

Worth

  1. 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.
  2. Second place – Three prizes of $1,500
  3. Third place – Three prizes of $1,000

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be:

  1. Currently enrolled in any post-secondary program at a university which has recognized provincial degree-granting power, or their affiliates
  2. 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.

Application

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