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The Guelph Accessibility Conference

Possibility ♦ Opportunity ♦ Action
Monday to Wednesday, May 28 to 30, 2012
University of Guelph

Fill your day with sessions, workshops, A11yCamp and more!

Join the 2012 Accessibility Conference and attend sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, May 29 and 30:

Web Accessibility in Action: Fixing Inaccessible Content
Inclusive and Accessible Employment Practices
A consortia response to the AODA standards in academic libraries

Workshops Monday, May 28:

How to Use OpenVULab for Accessibility Research
You Can Caption – a Hands-On Session to Get You Up and Running
And More...

A11yCamp, Tuesday, May 29, 5:30 pm
National Film Board Screening Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
For More Information

Visit the website www.accessconf.ca
Register online
Email info@coles.uoguelph.ca
Call 519-767-5000

Conference Mission:

To raise awareness (and encourage action) among educators, IT managers and providers, web managers and content providers, course designers, and individuals who create and disseminate information regarding:

◦Accessibility issues related to the use of information in a range of formats and settings
◦Standards, tools and strategies for identifying and correcting information accessibility barriers
◦Strategies for incorporating the issue of accessibility into the real-world environment of competing interests and limited resources

Conference Goals
◦ Foster a better understanding of the information needs of differently-abled members of the campus community in both academic and non-academic settings
◦ Bring all to recognize the shared responsibility and the need to be proactive in promoting accessibility
◦ Provide participants with information and strategies that will assist them in meeting obligations to ensure information accessibility
◦ De-emphasize the notion of disability by encouraging a universal design approach to the creation and dissemination of information
◦ Identify and promote implementation of practical steps and methods to contribute to making campus information accessible
◦ Offer participants the opportunity to network, to share ideas and strategies, to learn how others approach and address accessibility issues, to gain practical information, etc.




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