Brandon Biggs

Winner, 2019 IDeA Canada Competition

Technological / Communication barriers

Brandon Biggs is a visually impaired designer, full-stack developer, and entrepreneur. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from Cal State East Bay in 2016, and his master’s in inclusive design from OCAD University in June 2019, where he focused on nonvisual modeling and mapping. He is now working with the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute to develop tools for way-finding and accessible augmented and virtual reality applications. Brandon is also the Co-founder of Sonja Biggs Educational Services, a company that contracts visual impairment professionals to schools. Brandon has lived in a different country each year for the last 5 years and is currently based out of San Francisco. Brandon enjoys running with his wife, listening to books through text to speech, programming, and cooking. His goal is to create tools to make education as inclusive and user friendly as possible.


In conversation with the 2019 IDeA (Innovative Design for Accessibility) winners

07/11/2019 13.30 - 14.10

BeginnerGreen stageBreakout session

How do we use technology to make society better for all? Each year, the IDeA (Innovative Design for Accessibility) awards showcase outstanding innovations that use technology to make the world more accessible for everyone.

In this series of case study presentations, three IDeA winners will discuss how they identified accessibility issues and potential solutions, what they did to understand...