Carleton sweeps the top prizes at 2013 IDeA Contest
The Council of Ontario Universities in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario introduced the IDeA Contest in 2012 to encourage undergraduate students from across the province to come up with innovative and cost effective ideas to remove barriers for persons with disabilities.
In last year’s inaugural contest, four Carleton projects were selected as finalists and the top two prizes were won by Carleton students.
This year, 18 of Ontario’s 21 universities submitted entries, and once again Carleton students led the way, placing 5 projects in the top 9 finalists and capturing all of the top three awards. Congratulations to our students and their advisors for demonstrating Carleton’s singular leadership in the field of accessibility.
Ultra Low-Cost Prosthetic Hand – Tim Ingles – Technology
Harambee Project – Design Innovation for Disability, A Social Design Collaboration – Systemic/Organizational
dot Navigation System – Neil Voorneveld – Information and Communications
Inclusive Moto – Tiziano Cousineau – Technology
Inclusive Life – Height adjustable wheelchair seat – JD Sherman – Physical/Architectural