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CAN Connect
Accessibility Planning Tips and Best Practices
Ottawa, Ontario
September 27, 2022
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
12:00 to 1:30 pm EST
Language of delivery: English
Platform: Zoom
Accessibility: ASL and live captioning provided, additional accommodations as requested

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Accessibility plans are an important step towards enacting change within an organization. But creating an accessibility plan and implementing it can be challenging, especially for organizations that are developing plans for the first time. At this CAN Connect Forum, panelists with many years of accessibility planning experience will share their expertise, best practices, and tips related to:

Involving and including persons with disabilities in the process
Drafting plans that lead to meaningful change within an organization
Implementing plans and getting others on board
Going beyond compliance and enacting culture change
Where to go for advice, resources, and support

This interactive forum will include breakout room conversations, a panel discussion, and a question-and-answer period.

Panelists will include:

Max Brault – Vice President, BDO Consulting – Strategy & Operations
At BDO, Max leads a team of consultants who specialize in supporting organizations across Canada in the creation of accessibility plans. As a former Senior Advisor for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Max has over twenty years of policy, employment equity, and workplace accessibility experience including playing a guiding role in the formation of the legislation that became the Accessible Canada Act.

Pina D’Intino – Founder, Aequum Global Access
Pina is a sought-out consultant and speaker that actively promotes accessibility and inclusion from both an executive and a grassroots perspective. She has more than 29 years of experience in a large global financial institution, and for the last 15 years has pioneered and founded a cross-institutional hub for accessibility and inclusion. In 2013, Pina received the QE2 Diamond Jubilee medal by Ontario’s Lt. Governor the Honourable David Onley for her work in accessibility in employment.

Steven Woo – Lead, Accessibility Strategy and Planning, CNIB
Steven is part of national team responsible for leading accessibility and inclusion, providing training and thought leadership in the development and oversight of the multi-year accessibility plan at CNIB. Steven’s mission is to develop transformational strategies that create action to drive change and benefit. He’s a leader who is passionate about changing what it is to embrace accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion, and believes it can be done.

Best regards,

The CAN National Office

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