Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University (http://idrc.ocadu.ca/) in Toronto. Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 (formerly the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre) as a center of expertise that proactively promotes the inclusive design of emerging sociotechnical practices (including AI). Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute (http://inclusivedesign.ca/), a multi-university regional centre of expertise. Jutta founded an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University. She leads international multi-partner research networks that have created broadly implemented innovations that support inclusion.
Jutta and her team have pioneered network-supported personalization as an approach to accessibility in the digital domain. She has played a leading role in developing accessibility legislation, standards and specifications. She is a member of numerous advisory boards globally concerned with accessible ICTs, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, NIST, UNDESA, CMHR and others.
Jutta’s leadership in Inclusive Design has been recognized through numerous awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and recognition as one of Canada’s top 45 over 45 who have made a difference to Canada (Zoomer Magazine).
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