Jutta Treviranus

Inclusive Design Research Center-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. With its origins in the ATRC established in 1993, the IDRC is an internationally recognized centre of expertise in the inclusive design of emerging information and communication technology and practices. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional centre of expertise. Jutta has led many international multi-partner research networks that have created broadly implemented technical innovations that support inclusion. Jutta and her team have pioneered personalization as an approach to accessibility in the digital domain. Her team also leads many international open source projects that attempt to infuse inclusive user experience design sensibilities into open source networks. 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). Jutta has also established and directs a graduate program in Inclusive Design at OCAD U. Jutta is also a member of a number of key advisory panels nationally and internationally that advance approaches to equitable access to the digital domain.