robot hand holding lightbulbThe Innovative Design for Accessibility student competition aims to create communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.

Competition invites ideas for accessibility

Submissions are now open in the Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition, which aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective, and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues.

Students must present a solution to address one of the following accessibility barriers: attitudinal, organizational and systemic, architectural and physical, information and communication, or technological. The program offers prizes of up to $2,000 in each category.

Find more information on the Universities Canada website.

The deadline to enter is May 31 and the first step in the process is to have a University representative nominate a student submission. Denice Shuker, accessibility and human tights manager in the Office of Human Rights and Equity and Accessibility, is co-ordinating UWindsor nominations.

To indicate interest in participating, contact her at or 519-253-3000, ext. 2046.