Laverne JacobsAccessibility Awareness Days 2023 will conclude March 28 with “Celebrating disability rights: A Conversation with Dr. Laverne Jacobs.”

Advocate for disability rights to wrap accessibility series

The last of the 2023 Accessibility Awareness Days will take the form of a conversation with law professor Laverne Jacobs, “Celebrating disability rights,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, both online and in person.

In June 2022, Dr. Jacobs was elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by countries that have ratified it.

The event will also serve to announce the winners of the 2023 IDeA Competition, honour the legacy of David C. Onley, and highlight recent accessibility initiatives on campus.

It will be live-streamed on YouTube from Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. Those attending in person may register in advance to receive a complimentary lunch.