Accessible Canada, Accessible World Conference

Register now for the Accessible Canada, Accessible World Conference. May 27-28, 2024. Concordia University (Montreal) and online.

Accessible Canada, Accessible World Conference

Register for the Accessible Canada, Accessible World conference on May 27-28, 2024!

Organized by IDRC, in partnership with Concordia, the ACAW conference is an international event dedicated to advancing accessibility and inclusive design.

This conference is an opportunity to co-create resources and to share knowledge and lessons learned in advancing accessibility and inclusion. We invite you to join us in this collaborative effort, and to ensure that the global accessibility agenda is guided by people with disabilities. Together, we can make Canada and the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone.

There are no formal presentations during the conference. The conference is a flipped model where presentations will be available online ahead of time so attendees can view the ones that interest them, at their own pace, when it is convenient for them. Viewing content ahead of the conference is optional for conference participants, and participants can watch as many or as few videos as they would like. The conference has four parallel streams:

Theme 1: Who and what are we missing?

Theme 2: How do we support inclusive decision-making?

Theme 3: How can we develop accessibility standards that are responsive, inclusive and effective?

Theme 4: How can we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in media production, representation, and consumption?

During the conference, a facilitator and provocateur will provide an overview of the field and provoke discussion enabling attendees to participate actively in the discussions.

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Conference details

Date: May 27–28, 2024 (Monday and Tuesday)

Location: Concordia University (Montreal) and online

Conference website

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ACAW organizers and hosts

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Concordia logo

ACAW sponsors

Accessibility Standards Canada logo

Aequum logo

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