Day dedicated to accessibility awareness

About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability—one in seven Ontarians. Over the next 20 years, this number will rise to one in five.

Agnes MacKillop, compliance assistance training officer with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Keynote Speaker, will discuss how we can all help to ensure they are able to participate fully in society in her free public presentation, “Join our Journey toward an Accessible Ontario,” as the opening keynote of today’s Accessibility Awareness Day.

MacKillop leads the design and delivery of province-wide training programs to support compliance with standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Her address begins at 9 a.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium, and will kick off a series of events, including discussion of adaptive technologies, universal design for instruction, and classroom accommodation.

The day’s activities are free and open to everyone. Find a full program on the Accessibility Awareness Day website.