Jan Richards

Project Manager
Inclusive Design Research Center-OCAD University


Jan Richards is a Project Manager with the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University. Jan has over 15 years of experience in the field of ICT accessibility as a user interface designer, accessibility consultant, standards developer and project manager. Currently, Jan manages several research and development projects including IDRC's participation in the GIS Project that seeks to increase the accessibility of a wide range of mainstream ICT products for desktop, mobile and web platforms. Jan is also involved with the development of the W3C-WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG 2.0) and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG 2.0). Jan has consulted on accessibility to numerous public and private sector organizations and is currently involved with the Bell Mobility Accessibility Project. Other previous projects have included the "Mobile Wireless Handset Accessibility Assessment" report for the CRTC and the "Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD)" project.