Application Form: Accessibility Project

The Accessibility Project is an initiative designed to support the development of products and processes that support persons with disabilities and/or seniors. The Accessibility Project will provide selected teams with up to $25,000 in funding, depending on the business plan and track - ideation, product development and scale.

Please complete this form to have your proposal considered. In addition to completing this form, please also send the following required documents to elaine.lam@ryerson.ca:

● Outline of Project proposal (1-5 pages; include summary of proposal, research conducted, and plan for production)

● Resume/CV of team members including references

● (Optional) Detailed budget of proposed project

At least one member of the applying team needs to be a Ryerson student or recent graduate (graduated 2014 or later).

We encourage and will give priority to applications from users i.e., persons with disabilities and/or seniors as well as teams with active user engagement.

Project Title
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Project Description (maximum 1000 words)
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Would you describe your proposal as a 'product' or a 'process'?
Please explain why.
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Team Members
Team Member 1 Name (Main Contact)
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Team Member 1 Role
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Team Member 1 Phone Number
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Team Member 1 Email
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Team Member 2 Name
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Team Member 2 Role
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Team Member 2 Phone Number
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Team Member 2 Email
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Team Member 3 Name
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Team Member 3 Role
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Team Member 3 Phone Number
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Team Member 3 Email
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Team Member 4 Name
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Team Member 4 Role
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Team Member 4 Phone Number
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Team Member 4 Email
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Other Team Members (Names and Roles)
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Production Stage
What stage of development are you in?
Comments (optional)
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Have you communicated with or engaged users (i.e. persons with disabilities or seniors) regarding your project/proposal? If so, please describe the user/s' feedback and/or participation.
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How do you plan to build on (or continue to build on) user perspectives and gaining feedback to support usability (eg involvement of various groups during user testing, focus groups, sampling approach, etc.)?
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Research
Please summarize what research you have conducted so far for this project/proposal.
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Have you conducted a patent search for your proposed product or process?
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Are there other products or processes similar to your proposed project? What will make your project an essential development/addition to this subject area?
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Budget At A Glance
Please fill in the below fields to provide a simplified budget for the project you are proposing.
Team Member 1 Labour
Please provide hourly rate and number of hours.
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Team Member 2 Labour
Please provide hourly rate and number of hours.
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Team Member 3 Labour
Please provide hourly rate and number of hours.
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Team Member 4 Labour
Please provide hourly rate and number of hours.
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Other Team Members Labour
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Raw Materials (physical materials for protoyping, models, etc.)
Please provide dollar amount.
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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Equipment Expenses
Please provide dollar amount.
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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Software Expenses
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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User Testing Expenses
Please provide dollar amount.
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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(Optional) Outsourcing Contracts / Hired Workers
Please provide justification for cost + hourly rate and number of hours for each worker.
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(Optional) Travel/Accommodation Expenses
Please provide dollar amount.
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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(Optional) Distribution/Marketing Expenses
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(Optional) Other Expenses
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Please provide justification for above cost.
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Privacy Policy
In accordance with Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), the information on this form is collected under the authority of the Ryerson University Act, and is needed to send information about related G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education (“Chang School”) courses, programs, workshops, events, and other related or consistent purposes. All personal information that is collected is used, stored, and destroyed in accordance with Ryerson University’s Information Protection and Access Policy. If you have questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of this information by Ryerson University please contact Marketing and Communications, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 2K3, 416.979.5000, ext. 3307.

Ryerson University has an Information Protection and Access Policy. To read the full policy, please visit the Ryerson University Privacy Policy page: http://www.ryerson.ca/privacy/.

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