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People with Disabilities & Accessibility: Digital Divides Workshop

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On Wed. May 19 at 12pm ET / 9am PT join our Overcoming Digital Divides Workshop about people with disabilities and accessibility.

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More than 6.2 million people over the age of 15 are living with a disability in Canada. The federal and provincial governments have taken steps to improve internet accessibility and adoption but there still remain substantial gaps in internet use. People in Canada with disabilities are at risk of facing barriers in accessing information and communications technology.

What further steps are needed to ensure digital inclusion for people with disabilities? How can governments better enforce and advance digital accessibility?

Join us on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12pm ET / 9am PT to hear from experts, policy-makers and those with lived experiences as we try to unpack these questions and generate solutions for more accessible online spaces.

Speakers:

  • Hon. Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, Government of Canada
  • David Lepofsky, Visiting Professor of Disability Rights and Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Heather McCain, Executive Director of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN)
  • Mo Dhaliwal, Founder and Director of Strategy at Skyrocket

After registration, you will receive the information to log-in to the conversation one day before the event.

Accessibility: All our workshops will have closed captioning in English and this event will have ASL interpreters. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact leadershiplab@ryerson.ca.

Other considerations: This session will be recorded and will be shared with registrants after the event with the event transcript.


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The Overcoming Digital Divides: Workshop Series is a six-part workshop series, sponsored by TELUS, to accelerate solutions to overcome Canada’s digital divides. This series aims to understand the complex digital divides in Canada and their impacts among the general public and key decision-makers in Canada. www.ryersonleadlab.com/overcoming-digital-divides

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