CIEDA is setting out to create a community of bright minds across the world who learn about embedding inclusion, accessibility and equality into the very fabric of their primary, secondary and after-school work so that by the time they are ready to leave education they are fully equipped for the technology driven future which will prize neuro-divergence and diverse backgrounds and experience in order to make better products, software and design decisions. As a part of this work the students will learn about inclusion, access and diversity as well as social exclusion and the benefits of equality.

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To achieve this primary aim we have designed CIEDA Learning as an organisation that can engage and support the entire strata of formal and informal learning including:

This work helps to create systemic and holistic adoption of fundamental barrier free and inclusive design in life. It can be achieved via bespoke approaches including:

  • A focus on STEAM and creative design subjects. These are the subjects where students learn about designing our world.
  • Support packs and skills learning activities provided to teachers and organisations.
  • The CIEDA Prize: which is a creative writing award for schools and education organisations to participate in.
  • The CIEDA Innovation Award: For projects which progress the core themes of CIEDA.
  • Dedicated summer schools.
  • Creation of engaging video, web and audio content. Young person’s membership to CIEDA. With the potential to incorporate a magazine with puzzles and events to keep the change going during holiday seasons.
  • The introduction of CIEDAi which is specifically designed to help embed CIEDA’s core topics into the world of AI and robotics. (coding camps and helping to shape aspirational STEAM careers)