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Beyond Limits Presents The Power of Accessibility

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Living with Muscular Dystrophy, channeling her frustration on the lack of accessibility information into motivation and making a difference.

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The Power of Accessibility

Maayan Ziv, 2020 Governor General's Innovation Award Laureate, is the founder of AccessNow, a mobile app designed to empower people living with disabilities to live more independently. AccessNow connects people with information on the accessibility of places in over 30 countries. This innovation engages a global community to contribute to a more inclusive and accessible world. Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan channeled her frustration on the lack of accessibility information into motivation and making a difference. Her inspiration was personal; her impact is huge.

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Maayan Ziv is an activist, photographer and entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places worldwide. What began as a response to her frustration when trying to navigate inaccessible places, AccessNow soon grew to become a mission-oriented social start-up. Within just a couple years AccessNow has vocalized a movement for inclusion, inviting people of all abilities to contribute to the platform. As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. To date AccessNow has shared accessibility information in over 35 countries.

An influential public speaker who is often in the media, Maayan collaborates with private sector companies as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. She inspires leaders dedicated to raising the profile of accessibility for all.

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Please contact us at info@beyondlimitscanada.ca for any accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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With a focus on practical tools, behaviour, research, technology, ethics, and best-practice, Beyond Limits will leave you with practical strategies and information to allow professionals, para-professionals and decision makers to better support the people they serve.

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