Jutta Treviranus

Director & Professor

Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto. Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 as the nexus of a growing global community that proactively works to ensure that our digitally transformed and globally connected society is designed inclusively. She also heads the Inclusive Design Institute, 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 digital equity. She has played a leading role in developing accessibility legislation, standards and specifications internationally (including W3C WAI ATAG, IMS AccessForAll, ISO 24751, and AODA Information and Communication). She serves on many advisory bodies globally to provide expertise in smart cities and inclusive infrastructure (e.g., Waterfront Toronto, London Olympics, NYC Libraries, World Economic Forum, etc.). Jutta’s work has been attributed as the impetus for corporate adoption of more inclusive practices in large enterprise companies such as Microsoft and Adobe.


The promise and peril of emerging tech: the view from the edge

05/11/2020 15.00 - 15.40

FWD50 in the MixChannel 5Breakout session

Topics on Data capture/analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), emerging and advancements in robotics, XR and other enabling technologies continue to be topical for many organizations and users especially this trying time. While this conversation is quite compelling , it is also debatable as to whether all these innovative tools and products are inclusive and truly impact...