Residents are invited to join virtual AccessAbility Day celebrations

On the left side purple text reads: "National AccessAbility Week." Pictured on the right side is a multi-coloured dotted sun burst.

On Wednesday, May 31, the City of Ottawa is hosting its 20th annual AccessAbility Day. Residents are invited to register in advance to attend the celebrations via Zoom.

Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: Noon to 2 pm EDT
Place: Zoom  

RSVP: Please use the Accessibility Day registration form to register for the event.  

The event is held each year during National AccessAbility Week, a time when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities. At the City, we celebrate AccessAbility Day by recognizing initiatives that remove barriers to ensure everyone can fully participate in our community.

This year’s municipal event will be held in collaboration with the City, the Canadian Accessibility Network and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada – National Capital Region.

This year’s theme is: Developments in Accessibility Legislation and Policies at the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Levels. Mayor Sutcliffe will provide remarks and proclaim Wednesday, May 31 as AccessAbility Day in Ottawa.

The event will also feature remarks from Stephanie Cadieux, Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer, and a panel discussion with accessibility leaders and policy makers from the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

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 French translation

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

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