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People with Disabilities & Accessibility: Digital Divides Workshop

Date
May 19, 2021
Time
12:00 PM EDT - 1:15 PM EDT
Location
Online (National Audience)
Contact
Braelyn Guppy | braelyn.guppy@ryerson.ca
Website
https://www.ryersonleadlab.com/overcoming-digital-divides

More than 6.2 million people over the age of 15 are living with a disability in Canada. The federal and provincial governments have taken steps to improve internet accessibility and adoption but there still remain substantial gaps in internet use. People in Canada with disabilities are at risk of facing barriers in accessing information and communications technology.

What further steps are needed to ensure digital inclusion for people with disabilities? How can governments better enforce and advance digital accessibility?

Join us on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12pm ET / 9am PT to hear from experts, policy-makers and those with lived experiences as we try to unpack these questions and generate solutions for more accessible online spaces.

The discussion will be followed by breakout rooms focused on workshopping innovative policy solutions to bridge divides in internet accessibility.

Our panelists will be announced soon!