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Postgraduate opportunities - Master of Design in Inclusive Design - Ontario College of Art & Design

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The Master of Design in Inclusive Design was developed in recognition of the increasing demand across the world for designers and developers with expert knowledge of inclusive design principles and practices. It aims to build expertise in inclusive digital media and information and communication technologies and practices.

The majority of the program will be delivered online, facilitating the enrolment of working professionals, international students and people with a disability. The program will include two 2-week summer residencies.

Visit the OCAD University website for further details on the Master of Design in Inclusive Design, including program requirements and application details.

  • The program is designed to be fully accessible to students and faculty with diverse needs, including students with disabilities and students for whom English is a second language. The mode of delivery and all materials will be accessible and augmented with language supports.
  • Two on-site intensive summer sessions each year in which students will be engaged in intensive academic programming and collaborative experiences to familiarize themselves with fellow students, faculty members and researchers.
  • Innovative, engaging and interactive online courses which use highly interactive and engaging instructional design techniques. These include online collaborative group activities, discussion forums with guest experts, moderated synchronous chats, and guided online tours of both online and physical sites and examples.
  • Multidisciplinary seminars co-taught by world leaders in inclusive design and emerging information and communication technologies and practices.
  • Student engagement in successful, open source, open access international research projects addressing a rich diversity of issues and challenges related to inclusive design of ICT systems and practices.
  • A major culminating project relating to a real-world issue that both develops and demonstrates the knowledge and skills gained during the course of the program.

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