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Please join us for the first READi Symposium, including our keynote The Honorable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Please note the revised schedule (updated November 17, 2017)


PART 1: READi Launch (11:00am - 12:45pm)

This event will mark the launch of the our new NSERC-funded CREATE training program, Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi). This part will open with an introduction to the objectives of the project followed by the keynote speech by:

The Honorable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister/honourable-kent-hehr

There will be a second keynote speech by Alfred Spencer, Director of the Outreach and Strategic Initiatives Branch, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Alfred Spencer is Director of the Outreach and Strategic Initiatives Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO). As Director, he is responsible for educating Ontarians about the advantages of inclusion, and developing a network of strategic partnerships that helps Ontario organizations become accessible by 2025.

He has overseen the implementation of over 100 community projects related to creating awareness of accessibility issues including programs for early childhood educators, elementary school teachers, and post-secondary-students and professionals. His approach to community development has touched all aspects of social inclusion from places of faith, to workplaces and sporting events.


BREAK: 12:45pm - 1:30pm


PART 2: READi Symposium (1:30pm - 4:00pm)

The READi Symposium, mainly targeted for READi associates, including students, researchers, and collaborators to exchange information, network, and discuss challenges and opportunities for accessibility, as it relates to the NSERC CREATE READi training program. Anyone who is not a READi associate, but interested in engaging and learning about the program, is welcome to stay for this Symposium.

This part will also include a keynote speech by Dr. Keith Gordon, Vice President Vision Health Research, CNIB, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto.


www.carleton.ca/readi

Please contact us at create-readi@cunet.carleton.ca should you require any accommodation or assistance.

Campus map: https://carleton.ca/campus/map/
If you are coming from outside Carleton, the closest paid visitor parking is P6.

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