Design Exchange, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, announces the sixth annual Connect Post Secondary Design Competition. This provincial, post-secondary design competition seeks to explore design that is accessible to the greatest number of people, to the largest extent possible, regardless of age, ability, across all design disciplines.
This year, students studying in all design disciplines are invited to submit proposals that imagine barrierfree features for public transportation in Ontario that are accessible to the greatest number of individuals. Entrants are asked to acknowledge the seven universal design principles, Part III of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and encouraged to consider cost, time, and dignity.
Participation is open to all currently enrolled students studying design (including, but not limited to: industrial, architecture, graphic, digital, interior, and landscape) at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Ontario in a college or university program. Projects may be completed independently or as course work, and group or individual projects are eligible for entry. In the case of group projects, all members must be enrolled in a 2017-18 course of study in an Ontario undergraduate or graduate program.