Innovating to Build a More Accessible Ontario

Are you interested in applying user-centric and entrepreneurial approaches to policy? Do you have something to say – or do – about accessibility in Ontario? Join us for a collaborative process with leaders in accessibility, business, and policy. Participants will have a chance to build and prototype their ideas, and win up to $9000 in prize money.

Take a look at the photos from Launch Day here. See the photos from our Final Pitches here.

See the list of hack winners here.

Want to know more about Hack-cessibility or Ryerson’s Policy Innovation Platform? Send us a message.

“New discoveries in life-changing accessible technologies are a crucial part of building our province’s competitive edge. Our government is proud to tap into the innovative skills of students at Ryerson University to accelerate new thinking in accessibility that will help people with disabilities achieve their full potential, and contribute to a cultural shift towards a more inclusive province. This partnership will help facilitate a more constructive, engaging dialogue between businesses and persons with disabilities, leading to a more inclusive society.”

Brad Duguid
Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

“Bringing together many diverse voices and perspectives through social media is key to building a more inclusive society in Ontario. I applaud Ryerson University and its talented, forward-thinking students for harnessing creativity and collaboration to explore innovative solutions that will give people with disabilities an edge in participating in our society and economy.”

David C. Onley 
Special Advisor on Accessibility to Minister Brad Duguid, Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

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