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Accessibility Audit 101: Design for Diversity and Equality

The Conference Board of Canada, May 31, 2017
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2.2 million Canadians, or 7 per cent of the working age population, currently have mobility challenges. Many of these individuals face challenges in their ability to fully participate in labour markets.

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Through the lens of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program, Jenny Blome, accessibility specialist, will discuss ways to increase accessibility of exterior and internal business spaces including parking, pathways, entrances, illumination, acoustics, seating, service counters, workstations, circulation, sanitary facilities, signage and emergency systems. From big to small, there are many modifications we can make to our existing facilities to increase accessibility. At the end of this 60-minute webinar, participants will walk away with an idea of meaningful access that goes beyond technical accessibility to true inclusion.

About Jenny

Jenny BlomeJenny Blome, BSc Manager, Accessibility Services, has over a decade of experience in project management and as a technology design expert working with innovative companies such as Apple. Her qualifications include a BSc from the LEEDs School of Business, University of Colorado, and Certification in Universal Design from University of Buffalo. She led a team effort to create the first rating survey to support the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program. Jenny is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact how environments are designed to best meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. She is inspired by the vision set forth by the team in which inclusively designed environments make good business sense, promotes equality and makes life easier and safer for everyone.

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