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Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) May 15th - Ottawa event

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Ottawa
OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Thursday, 15 May 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ottawa, Ontario -

Event Details:

Our world’s constant digital evolution is making the use of computers a necessity in our daily lives. But accessing the incredible amount of information and services the web offers is not easy for all of us. Websites, software and digital tools have very often been designed and developed without consideration for people with disabilities, which exclude them for being part of this amazing progress.

While a lot of professional are interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start.

To help them with their projects, a day has been dedicated to Global Accessibility Awareness (GAAD), to allow experts in the field to provide useful resources and information on global and local regulations, share best practices and listen to concerns and expectations.

On the occasion of GAAD 2014, OpenConcept Consulting Inc. and HUB Ottawa are proud to invite you to a lunch talk on Thursday, May 15. The event will gather accessibility experts and digital professionals that focus on digital accessibility.

HUB Ottawa
71 Bank St
6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5N2

Thursday, 15 May 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Topic: Digital Accessibility, what it’s all about.

- What is Accessibility, and why it is so important?
- What are the main Accessibility regulations in Canada and Ontario?
- How do you know if your website is accessible? Tools and Resources.
- Website development software and Accessibility – what we’ve been up to with Drupal (and why).
OpenConcept Consulting Inc.

Register online to attend this event:

OpenConcept Consulting Inc. is an open-source web design team of experts specializing in the Drupal CMS. We are deep believers in the Internet as a tool for social change, and have been advocating for open-source for years, building our work on a philosophy of transparency, confidence and community.

Accessibility is one of our core areas of expertise, and our team has played a strategic role in improving the accessibility of Drupal 6, 7 and 8. Our experience in Accessibility improvements with a wide range of clients and websites will enable us to helpfully answer your questions and concerns. You can check out our website at


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