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Inclusive Design Challenge: Access John Street

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - July 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT

BIG IDeA and Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area, would like to invite you to be a part of the next Inclusive Design Challenge: Access John Street.

John Street is an exciting blend of theatre, restaurants, retail and services each one with unique challenges for providing an accessible customer experience. John Street is about to undergo a big make-over that should improve the accessibility of the street. The goal of BIG IDeA and the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area is to help businesses on John Street be more accessible on the inside too. BIG IDeA has gathered accessibility barriers from businesses on John Street to inspire the 7th BIG IDeA Inclusive Design Challenge Event. For this Inclusive Design Challenge, we are looking for a diverse group of creative minds to work on questions like:

  • How can businesses maintain or improve their level of service while John Street is under construction? 
  • How can businesses use public Wi-Fi to provide an accessible customer experience? 
  • How can narrow patio spaces be re-thought to be more accessible
  • How can a restaurant patio reduce ambient noise while still maintaining the openness of the patio setting?

Join BIG IDeA, Toronto Entertainment District and other creative minds on July 6-7 and bring your ideas to solve these and other challenges. You can even bring your own John Street challenge!

This event is free to all, no experience required. Supplies, lunch and refreshments are provided. Please let us know at registration if you have any accessibility or dietary needs that must be met in order for you to participate.

Please register at https://bigidea.one/design-challenges. Don¹t delay: registration is limited.
We will have T-shirts and gifts for everyone.

The Inclusive Design Challenge will be an accessible event and we strongly encourage people with disabilities to attend and share in the design process. Please reach out to me (dpereyra@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000 x 4672) with any additional questions about the event or to discuss other ways for your students to participate in our design challenges.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who you think might be interested in participating. If you have the opportunity to promote the event in social media and are inclined to do so, please do!

Our Twitter handle is @bigideaproj


July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
July 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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