Inclusive Design Research Centre

An international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, educators and co-designers who work together to proactively ensure that emerging technology and practices are designed inclusively.

Established in 1993, the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) coordinates the Inclusive Design Institute. Both were founded by Dr. Jutta Treviranus with the help of her team and community.

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Two people demonstrating a prototype created at an inclusive cities hackathon that the IDRC facilitated.

What we do

Research and development

The IDRC leads and partners in collaborative, multi-sector, applied research networks that proactively prevent barriers and promote greater inclusion.

Tools and frameworks

The IDRC iteratively co-designs and openly shares components and systems that support inclusive design.

Policy and standards

The IDRC develops policies, regulations, specifications and standards to promote greater inclusion.

Consulting and training

The IDRC offers consulting services and training in digital accessibility and inclusive design.

What is inclusive design?

Inclusive Design considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference.

Learn more about our philosophy

Our resources

Inclusive Design Guide

An open, evolving guide to the process of inclusive design.

Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

A guide for educators, learners and policy makers working in education.

Services we offer

IDRC Consulting

We offer accessibility services that help organizations, governments, corporations, and non-profits ensure their offerings are inclusive.

Vision Technology Service