IDeA logoApplications to the Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition close Jan. 28.

Deadline looming in innovative design competition

The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition, which challenges students to develop innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to accessibility issues affecting persons with disabilities, closes Jan. 28.

All UWindsor students are eligible to enter on their own or in groups. Ideas created and developed as a part of coursework may also be entered. All entrants will participate in making their pitches to the Feb. 10 judging panel, explaining their idea and how it would eliminate a barrier to accessibility for a chance to win prizes up to $500.

No physical prototype is required for entry as this competition is designed for students to present their idea in the best way possible.

More information, including examples of past entries, can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility website. A video on the competition is available as well.

To invite the IDeA student co-ordinator to provide a brief presentation to a class, or to request additional information, email