[community] Register for DEEP 2017 now!

Mitchell, Jess jmitchell at ocadu.ca
Thu Sep 7 19:52:00 UTC 2017

You’ve asked ‘When will registration open?’ — NOW at http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca/about-deep/register/
You’ve asked ‘Is DEEP happening this year?’ — OF COURSE YES! http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca
You’ve asked ‘What are the topics?’ — 4 great ones...

• Government Accessible ICT Procurement Policies—recommendations for federal accessible procurement policies will be shared and discussed. Participants will be able to provide input.
• Cognitive Access & Learning Differences – an area that is not well developed in accessibility legislation and services is the area of cognitive access, yet it is the most prevalent experience of disability. There is a call for Canada to take bold steps in this issue. Participants will help to establish a bold plan.
• Machine Learning—participants will delve into the challenge of teaching machines and automated systems to recognize and adapt to diversity rather than rely on flawed models of “average humans” that perpetuate social, political, and economic biases.
• Co-operative Platforms—participants will step through development of a cooperative platform and consider social implications, privacy implications, inclusion aspects and potential barriers.

Join us for another amazing year of this inclusive, collaborative, disruptive conference. Be a part of the change you want to see.
Register at the DEEP website:  http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca/about-deep/register/

All admissions are in Canadian dollars and include lunches, refreshments and access to evening events.

Please share this invitation widely so that we can achieve diverse representation at DEEP.

For more information about DEEP, please visit (http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca) or email your inquiry to deep at ocadu.ca.

We look forward to your participation and valuable contribution.

Yours sincerely,

Jutta and the team at the IDRC at OCAD

Jutta Treviranus
Professor, OCAD University
Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre Director, Inclusive Design Institute

Jess Mitchell
(GMT - 4:00)
Senior Manager, R&D + Design
OCAD University, Toronto
Inclusive Design Research Centre
jmitchell at ocadu.ca
skype: jesshmitchell

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