Ensuring Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence (DDN1-E07)

Product code: DDN1-E07

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June 05, 2024


10:00 am to 11:30 am (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly mainstream and embedded into more services, systems and decision-making processes, the risks and impacts of its use must be closely examined. This is particularly true when AI and algorithms are used in ways that can be disadvantageous to the already marginalized needs of segments of the Canadian population.

This event features Jutta Treviranus, PhD, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at Ontario College of Art and Design University, who will present her research and share her insights into what AI reveals and what it obscures, especially for people with disabilities. She will also explore the intersection of AI, inclusion and accessibility, including where automation and assistive technologies could help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Participants will better understand how AI both underserves and misrepresents people with disabilities, and will be prompted to rethink how they interact with and advise on the use of automated systems.



  • Jutta Treviranus, PhD, Director and Professor, Inclusive Design Research Centre, Ontario College of Art and Design University


  • Nathalie Laviades-Jodouin, Vice-President, Public Sector Operations and Inclusion Branch, Canada School of Public Service
  • Vanessa Vermette, Vice-President, Innovation and Skills Development, Canada School of Public Service


Date modified: 2023-04-25