A notebook of prototype sketches lays open.

1.5 Inclusive Design and the IDRC

Alan Harnum is an Inclusive Developer at the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University in Toronto. His work, and that of the IDRC, is focused on ensuring that emerging information technologies and practices are designed inclusively. Using approaches such as co-design, community engaged scholarship, and an activist perspective, the IDRC epitomizes the “nothing about us without us” philosophy of the disability community. Alan talks about his role, key principles of software design, specific IDRC projects, and their engagement strategies.

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Episode producer: Michael Ridley
Featured image photo by José Alejandro Cuffia on Unsplash

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