Importance of Accessible Education Curricula - Accessibility in Higher Education Panel, The International Accessibility Summit 2014
Making teaching accessible is as important as teaching accessibility. Strategic implementation of accessibility into curricula across all disciplines will create a future generation of accessibility minded individuals creating accessible products, services and spaces. This session explores the importance of including accessibility in the curriculum, looks at examples of global accessibility education models, and analyzes opportunities and experiences of accessibility curriculum models that have strategically implemented accessibility in a broad range of curricula.
Accessibility in Perspective - World of Best Practices, The International Accessibility Summit 2014
Approaches accessibility as a movement of social change, comparing it to historical examples of accommodation and puts accessibility into perspective by analyzing return on investment and evaluating items such as: the societal and economic benefits and opportunities of accessibility and inclusion including the positive impact on education, employment, marketplace and community; the curb-cut effect; implementation costs; cost of non-compliance; and the value of preserving dignity and independence.
Strength in Numbers: Collaborative Accessibility Advocacy – The Accessibility Conference at the University of Guelph, 2014
There are numerous benefits, opportunities and solutions presented by collaborative accessibility advocacy through shared costs, resources, and networks for increased awareness, exposure, influence, and support for greater efficiency of efforts and broader impact. We will examine current activities; learn from accessibility advocates with practical collaborating experience; review collaborative advocacy mechanisms; explore prospects for involving diverse stakeholders with broad interests; and investigate solutions for moving from advocacy ideas to collaborative action.
An Accessible Educational Curriculum That Includes Accessibility – The Accessibility Conference at the University of Guelph, 2013
Making teaching accessible is as important as teaching accessibility. Reframing the narrative beyond making the curriculum accessible, we explore the importance of including accessibility in the curriculum, analyzing opportunities and experiences of the Japanese and UK models that strategically implemented accessibility in a broad range of curriculums, thus creating a future generation of accessibility minded individuals. An accessible Ontario by 2025 includes educational curriculums that incorporating accessibility across all disciplines.
Putting the Cost of Accessibility into Perspective – The Accessibility Conference at the University of Guelph, 2012
In an environment of competing interests and limited resources, we put the cost of accessibility into perspective by analyzing return on investment, comparing such items as: the societal and economic benefits, possibilities and opportunities of accessibility and inclusion; implementation costs; cost of non-compliance; and value of preserving dignity and independence.
Rolling a Mile: Putting Every Person in a Wheelchair – Ignite Guelph 1, 2013 5 minutes
Break The Box Challenge: Day In A Wheelchair!- Brendan Wetherall, Break the Box – YouTube, 2014 8 minutes
In order to live a regret free life, we must break down the walls we’ve built around ourselves. Break The Box weekly challenges are designed to help us do just that; To take risks, face your fears, learn a new skill, and even have a little fun. Special thanks to Roll a Mile for lending me the chair.
Petition to Legislative Assembly of Ontario requesting enforcement, reporting process & awareness
Complimentary, customizable business-cards outlining my food allergies. Simply type in your allergies and print off a page or two of cards to carry and use when ordering meals out, great to give one to the server when ordering, and ask that they show it to the chef / kitchen staff. They usually return the card to me, which I place beside my plate as a continual visible reminder for servers, as several usually deal with each table. Obviously these aren’t fail-safe, and have limited uses, but will provide an additional, tangible communication tool in the varied arsenal of tools employed by persons dealing with food allergies to prevent the accidental ingestion of, or exposure to, food allergens. Another tangible tool in the arsenal.