“What Should Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law Include? Cutting-edge Ideas from Experts from Around the World”
The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada is proud to be hosting our pioneering conference, called “What Should Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law Include? Cutting-edge Ideas from Experts from Around the World”.
Hosted by David Lepofsky, the event will be lived streamed on August 22nd, 2017 from the Ontario College of Arts and Design in Toronto, ON from 10:00 am-1:00pm ET. Watch the live stream on The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada’s YouTube channel which can be found at alliance-canada.org, as well as a complete list of speaker biographies.http://alliance-canada.org/en/expert-conference/
The session will bring experts in the field of disability from around the world into one conference to discuss what other countries have learned while going through the process of creating accessibility legislation. This conference lends the opportunity to learn some innovative ideas for creating a strong and effective Canadian accessibility law.
Our Speakers and Special Guests Include:
Minister Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities (Delta MP)
Hosted by David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
Zvia Admon, lawyer and consultant on disability and accessibility legislation
Charles Beer, led the first legislated independent review of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Bila Berg, State of Israel, Minister of Justice
Dr. Jerome Bickenbach, author on defining disability for public policy purposes
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, authored and oversaw the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
David Capozzi, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board
Lucy Grecco, Web Accessibility Evangelist, University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Howard, former Manitoba Provincial Minster who led the enactment of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act
Thea Kurdi, expert in built environment accessibility requirements
Mayo Moran, Independent Reviewer for the 2013 Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Valérie Picher, former Chief of Staff to Minister of Community and Social Services during the enactment of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
John Wodatch, created and led the Department of Justice’s section in charge of enforcing the ADA
On August 22nd at 10:00 am ET, visit The Alliance’s YouTube Channel to watch the live stream. Click on the YouTube logo on the conference website page to be redirected to The Alliance YouTube channel.
For those who would like to attend in person in Toronto, please note that space is limited and will be capped at 25 people. Please RSVP to Dave Carragher at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 18th. Unfortunately, at this time travel costs and accommodations can not be provided by the Alliance.
We look forward to your participation for this one of a kind event,
Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada
Project Manager, Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
343 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1N4