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Join us in person or online!


May 27 - 28, 2024
Monday & Tuesday


Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1450 Guy Street
 

Welcome to Accessible Canada — Accessible World, a conference that aims to advance accessibility and inclusive design in various domains. We live in a world where accessibility barriers are diverse and complex, and new ones are emerging at an exponential rate. 

  • Who and what are we missing? What are the accessibility gaps or barriers missed?
  • Inclusive decision-making
  • Innovation in standards and policy  
  • Accessible and equitable communications

To answer these questions, we need to build an expansive community of practice that encompasses the full range of experiences of disability and other areas of expertise needed to realize accessibility goals. This conference is an opportunity to co-create resources and to share knowledge and lessons learned in advancing accessibility and inclusion. We invite you to join us in this collaborative effort, and to ensure that the global accessibility agenda is guided by people with disabilities. Together, we can make Canada and the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone.


Conference Format

There are no formal presentations during the conference. The Conference is a flipped model where presentations are available online ahead of time so attendees can view the ones that interest them, at their own pace, when it is convenient for them. Viewing content ahead of the conference is optional for conference participants, and participants can watch as many or as few videos as they would like. Start viewing now on our submissions site. The conference has four parallel streams:

Theme 1: Who and what are we missing?

Theme 2: How do we support inclusive decision-making?

Theme 3: How can we develop accessibility standards that are responsive, inclusive and effective?

Theme 4: How can we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in media production, representation, and consumption?

During the conference, a facilitator and provocateur will provide an overview of the field and provoke discussion enabling attendees to participate actively in the discussions.


Schedule for Monday, May 27, 2024

TimeActivity
8:00Registration and breakfast
9:00

Indigenous Welcome: Elder Mary-Lee Anayok & TBC

Concordia Welcome: Sandra Gabriele

OCAD U Welcome: Jutta Treverianus

10:00

Plenary Session: International Collaboration on Accessibility Standardization

Panellists: Philip Rizcallah, Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Tim Creagan

moderator: Jutta Treviranus

11:00Break
11:30Concurrent sessions
12:30Lunch
13:30Continuation of Concurrent sessions
14:30Transition Period
14:45Continuation of Concurrent sessions
15:45Break
16:15Insight / highlights
16:45

Closing Remarks: Minister Kamal Khera

Introduced by: Raihana Hirji-Khalfan 

17:00Reception (2 hours)

Schedule for Tuesday, May 28, 2024

TimeActivity
8:00Registration and Breakfast
9:00Opening Remarks
9:15

Plenary Session: Future Risks and Opportunities

panellists: Bianca Wylie, Abhishek Gupta, Heather Walkus

moderator: Jutta Treviranus

10:15

Plenary Session: The Accessible Canada Act Framework

Panellists: Stephanie Cadieu, Phillip Rizcahalla, Michael Gottheil

moderator: Jutta Treviranus

11:00Break
11:30Concurrent sessions
12:30Lunch
13:30Continuation of Concurrent sessions
14:30Transition Period
14:45Continuation of Concurrent sessions
15:45Break
16:15Insight / highlights
16:45Closing Remarks
17:00End of event

 

 

Organized by Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University, and Community.

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Funded by Accessibility Standards Canada / the Government of Canada.

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Event Partner, Concordia University

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Sponsored by:

Aequum Global Access

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Via Rail

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Canadian Council of the Blind

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AMI

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Fable

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Council of Canadians with Disabilities

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