Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Since 2013, the University of Windsor has hosted an annual Accessibility Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to educate University and community members about accessibility concerns and our progress towards greater equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities.
New Format For 2019:
9:00 – 10:00 A.M. – Panel Discussion: Have a question about accessibility at UWindsor? Ask us. (Alumni Auditorium – CAW Student Centre)
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Accessibility Passport Pop-Up Tables: Bringing elements of Accessibility Awareness Day directly to our students, faculty and staff (Located in various buildings throughout campus.) Pop-up displays and activities throughout various buildings will highlight and raise awareness about such items as initiatives or resources available on campus through educational activities and information. Visit our Information Table in the CAW Student Centre to learn of locations and pick up your passport. Participate in two (2) or more activities and enter for your chance to win a prize.
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Keynote Speaker: David Lepofsky. Renowned accessibility rights advocate, David Lepofsky has championed the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Canada since the late 1970’s. He contributes his advocacy as an active voice of the AODA Alliance, a disability consumer advocacy group that works to support the full and effective implementation of accessibility standards in Ontario. (Alumni Auditorium – CAW Student Centre)
Follow this link to watch as David Lepofsky addresses accessibility problems at Centennial College Culinary Arts Centre
Follow this link to watch as David Lepofsky addresses accessibility problems at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
2:30 – 3:30 P.M. – Closing Reception (Awarding the winners of the UWindsor “Innovative Designs enhancing Accessibility (IDeA) Competition. Refreshments and light fare. (Located in the CAW Students Centre Commons)
Join us for a guided tour of the recently renovated accessible residence space in Cartier Hall. No registration required. Starting at 10:45 am and at 11:45 am, 10 -15 minute guided tours will depart from the Accessibility Passport Pop-up table located in the Commons Area in Vanier Hall.