Graduate Studies

Inclusive Design (MDes)

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Josie

Gray

Inclusive Design

“Using podcasting as a methodology, this project explores epistemic justice in open education to ask, Whose knowledge do we centre in open education? What does epistemic justice look like in curriculum? How does open education reproduce existing inequities found in academia? How can open practices disrupt publishing to create more equitable educational experiences? My understanding of podcasting and feminism developed while listening to feminist podcasters who practice public-facing, community-engaged work outside the bounds of media and academic institutions. As such, I see the two as tightly connected and aim to follow in their footsteps with this project.”

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I am an accessible open publishing practitioner who is trying to figure out what it means to be an inclusive designer. I am interested in the balance between print and digital design from an accessibility perspective, feminist approaches to publishing, and what lies beyond providing “access” to information.I currently work for BCcampus in Victoria, B.C., where I manage the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, support OER publishing projects, and provide training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks. I have been learning about and supporting accessibility in the context of OER since 2016. I am grateful to live and learn of the traditional and unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples.
OCAD U - Graduate Studies
Inclusive Design (MDes)
Major Completed, 2021
University of Victoria
Bachelor of Arts, History and Professional Communication
Major Completed, 2018

open education digital publishing digital accessibility WCAG

2020, Inclusive Spectrums: Preliminary Research Exhibition
Online
2021, OCAD U Medal Winner
OCAD University
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