Integrating Inclusive Design into Project Workflows

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a set of guidelines to assist designers in the task of designing digital content which will be accessible to users with a wide range of abilities. These guidelines are known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1. Students in the Inclusive Design program learn to think about WCAG as a good starting point for how to design inclusively in a variety of contexts, but also about ways in which they fall short of providing ideal accessibility. This project will draw on WCAG, and other resources, to research how content and technologies developed by the eBook company Rakuten Kobo can be made more accessible, and how those insights can be integrated into existing workflows to help avoid introducing accessibility barriers in future.

Faculty Supervisor:

Peter Coppin


Stephen Murgaski


Rakuten Kobo Inc




Information and communications technologies


OCAD University



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