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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration

Date
December 03, 2021
Time
12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Location
Online via Zoom
Open To
All university community members and public in general
Contact
Heather Willis hwillis@ryerson.ca
A diverse group of people with varying disabilities.

In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), join fellow students, faculty and staff on December 3 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. Connect with a community of passionate individuals working to increase awareness of the lived experiences of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

To begin, Heather Willis (Accessibility Coordinator, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)) will introduce this year’s IDPD theme, external link, “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” 

To follow, you’ll learn about the university’s updated Accessibility Statement of Commitment from Dr. Denise O’Neil Green (Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion). 

We will then launch the call for submissions to the IDPD Student Gallery, a body of creative works to be submitted by students that express their lived experiences of disability. The online gallery is an annual initiative that promotes greater inclusion on campus as well as increases the understanding of experiences of students with disabilities. We will also hear from one of the past contributors to the gallery who has recently graduated yet continues to work with our university as a member of the Community Student Engagement Group for Accessibility. 

To wrap up, participants will be invited to join a discussion about calls to action to advance and champion awareness of disability issues.

Closed captioning and ASL will be provided

The event will take place on Zoom. Closed captioning and ASL will be provided.

Let us know if you require specific accommodations

The university is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know in the registration form. You can also email accessibility@ryerson.ca.

This event is organized by Access Ryerson and the Society for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

The Community Student Engagement Group for Accessibility (CSEGA) is a student engagement initiative created collaboratively by the OVPECI’s Access Ryerson and the Society of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly known as the Ryerson Liberal Arts Society).

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Willis (Accessibility Coordinator, OVPECI) at hwillis@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000, ext. 554144.