20th annual AccessAbility Day - May 31

Global Accessibility Awareness Day | Ottawa Public Library

Join us in celebrating the 20th annual AccessAbility Day, presented by the City of Ottawa in collaboration with the Canadian Accessibility Network and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada – National Capital Region. Our three organizations are proud to bring you a Canada-wide discussion on accessibility policy, featuring top institutions, public administration leaders, and civil society advocates. 

As we come together to celebrate National AccessAbility Week, we invite established and emerging accessibility champions from all across Canada to participate in this rich and informative gathering. This year's theme is "Developments in Accessibility Legislation and Policies at the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Levels," offering a timely and engaging discussion on key accessibility issues. Don't miss your chance to join this important dialogue on shaping the future of accessibility in Canada. 

When: Wednesday May 31, 2023    

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm (EDT)    

Location: Virtual Event over Zoom    

Please join Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, who will deliver the Proclamation of AccessAbility Day in Ottawa. This will be followed by a variety of engaging speakers who will share their perspectives on the topic, including a keynote speech from Stephanie Cadieux, Canada’s Chief Accessibility Officer.     

Please register online

Registration will be open until 4:00 pm Tuesday May 30. A Zoom link will be shared with registrants the evening before the event.   

To promote the inclusion of all participants, the following supports are in place for the event:   

  • American Sign Language (ASL)   

  • Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)   

  • Continuous real-time captioning in English and French   

  • Simultaneous English and French audio translation   

When registering, please let us know if you require any additional accommodations to participate.   

 We look forward to celebrating with you!  

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