Jutta Treviranus

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BBI Senior Fellow




Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto (http://idrc.ocadu.ca).  With its origins in the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, which she launched in 1993, Jutta has established the IDRC as a center of expertise in the inclusive design of emerging digital systems, networks and practices, with a special focus on education. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute, a multi-university regional centre of expertise (http://inclusivedesign.ca).

Jutta founded and directs an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University (http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/inclusive-design.htm ). With Gregg Vanderheiden, she is the co-director of the Raising the Floor Consortium (http://raisingthefloor.org) that coordinates the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure project (http://gpii.net). She leads many international multi-partner open source research networks that have created broadly implemented innovations that support inclusion e.g., Fluid Project (http://fluidproject.org), Floe Project (http://floeproject.org).

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 internationally (including W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines, IMS AccessForAll, ISO 24751, and AODA Information and Communication). In addition to many other awards, she is named one of Canada’s top 45 over 45 by Zoomer Magazine and is a recipient of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her leadership in inclusion.