We’re designing educational coding tools for kids who have been left out of learning—especially those with complex needs.

More Than Just Learning to Code

Our goal is to empower all learners with diverse abilities to be creators of their digital worlds, to express themselves using code and art, and to apply these skills to other areas of learning and daily life. Not just learning to code, but coding to learn and create.

Our Process

Two instructors working with a kid on a laptop to build a program sequence for the robot Dash

Who We Are

Weavly is a collaborative effort between the Inclusive Design Research Centre, IRIS Institute, and the Bridges Canada. This project is funded by the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Accessible Technology Program.

Several people having a conversation around a table with coding toys and robots on it.

Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC is an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, educators and co-designers who work together to proactively ensure that emerging technology and practices are designed inclusively.

Visit IDRC website

Image of several kids talking. One of the kids is seated on a powered wheelchair and using a single switch.

Bridges Canada

Bridges is the only cross-Canada, full service, assistive technology company. Bridges delivers unmatched support in assistive technology for learning, communication, alternative access, low vision and blindness needs.

Visit Bridges Canada website


Please email the project leads at the Inclusive Design Research Centre and the IRIS institute if you’d like to be part of this conversation.