The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) has released two guides to help public sector, non-profit, as well as private sector organizations make their stakeholder engagement more accessible.
Many workplaces are ill-equipped to provide access for individuals with both physical and mental disabilities,” says this article from CIOReview.com, but now that technology is becoming central to almost every industry, it is easier than ever before for employers to ensure that the technologies they purchase have accessibility features that cater to all employees.
The Canadian government is looking to make digital technology truly accessible. The Accessible Technology Program is a co-funding initiative to encourage the development of new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies. Private sector firms, not-for-profits and research institutions can apply for funding.
Happy Canada Day! The Together We Rock! team is proud to be citizens of the “True North Strong and Free.” Amid all of the festivities, let us take a moment to acknowledge that this great land is First Nations land. As a nation, all of us need to raise our voices to ensure that this reality is never forgotten. We are also a county that welcomes and is strengthened by our diversity. Canada Rocks!
Accessible Tourism is making travel and tourism destinations, products, and information suitable for everyone, taking into account mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive needs. According to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), American adults with disabilities are spending an average of $13.6 billion a year on travel, making people with disabilities an important market consideration for the tourism industry.
Congrats to the Town of Whitby for their efforts during National AccessAbility Week to promote a more accessible and inclusive community. Staff who visited the exhibit at the information display took a moment to complete a leadership pledge card that describes the one step they are going to take to create a more accessible and inclusive community and workplace. You Rock!
Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels safe and has a sense of belonging. Students and their parents participate in setting learning goals; school staff has the training, support, flexibility, and resources to nurture, encourage, and respond to the needs of all students.
The students and leaders at Anne Hathaway Public School in Stratford are awesome! Together We Rock! received over 190 leadership cards from students with their “one step” to create a more accessible and inclusive school community. In recognition of their efforts to make a difference, Anne Hathaway Public School received a Leadership Recognition Plaque from Together We Rock! Congratulations! You Rock!
Devex.com is the media platform for the global development community. The Devex mission statement is to “keep you better connected to the news, business intelligence, funding and career opportunities you need, to do more good for more people.”Effective leadership and human resource practices can impact the diversity and inclusion of a workplace. Some workplaces include the following: