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The Hollywood Disability Toolkit Designed to Promote Inclusion

The Hollywood Disability Toolkit Designed to Promote Inclusion

Non-profit organization RespectAbility has launched “The Hollywood Disability Toolkit: The RespectAbility Guide to Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry.” The toolkit, which is available free online, aims to assist the Hollywood entertainment machine with facts and sources to create opportunities for people with disabilities.

National AccessAbility Week

National AccessAbility Week

Hey Canada…this is National AccessAbility Week.  It is a time to take one step to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces.  Join this year’s celebration by inspiring a community where everyone participates and belongs.  The Government of Canada has released a toolkit to further promote accessibility and inclusion in communities and workplaces.  We can make a difference and when we do then – Together We Rock!

Google Maps Can Now Create Accessible Transit Routes

Google Maps Can Now Create Accessible Transit Routes

Google has just added a wheelchair accessible routing option to select cities in Google Maps. Tailored to public transit, routes can now indicate the availability of wheelchair ramps and elevators along transit routes.

The AccessNow App

The AccessNow App

Toronto masters student Maayan Ziv wonders every day of her life whether she’ll be able to get where she needs to go that day.  Just about everything is online, she explains in this video, but until now, accessibility was a roll of the dice. Getting ready to go out on a Friday night, the twenty-five year old says she could find out how much the beer was going to be that night, and the specials, the ratings and reviews, “but not whether a place is accessible.” Maayan uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy. “I have to ask this every day.  This is a problem in my life. There are millions of people who can benefit,” she says.  “I have to do this.”

Webinar: Inclusion in Action

Webinar: Inclusion in Action

Nicole Eredics educator, speaker, and consultant is a recognized advocate for inclusive education. Nicole’s successful blog, The Inclusive Class , disseminates information about inclusion through podcasts and printed resources. Nicole has authored a book titled “Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify your Curriculum” to be released by Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. in the Spring 2018. Nicole will be holding a one hour webinar on her book on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 3:00pm ET on edWeb.net.

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum is a soon to be released book by Nicole Eredics from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Nicole Eredics is a teacher, speaker, and consultant who is a recognized advocate for inclusive education. Nicole’s highly successful blog, The Inclusive Clas is a well-respected resource for educators dedicated to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in school communities.

Inclusive and Accessible Workplaces

Inclusive and Accessible Workplaces

The Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities has published a checklist on their website for employers and employees to consider in their workplace environment.An inclusive workplace, as articulated by this government entity, is one where fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are encouraged, and are part of the corporate culture.

Inclusion Heroes Calendar

Inclusion Heroes Calendar

Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company in Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Brookes recently asked parents, teachers and community professionals to nominate their “inclusion heroes” to be featured in their annual calendar. Brookes Publishing selected twelve winners from hundreds of nominees from all over North America who are now featured in their 2017/18 Inclusion Heroes Calendar.

Lesson for Kids: Courage to be Kind

Lesson for Kids: Courage to be Kind

“The Courage to Be Kind” is a children’s book co-written by educators Rena Rosen and Jenny Levin.  Rosen has first-hand experience of being stared at while growing up with a facial difference.  While her close home community treated her with respect, the broader world outside did not demonstrate the same level of acceptance. 

Is Your School Inclusive?

Is Your School Inclusive?

Inclusive education supports, benefits and embraces the differences of all learners.Inclusive schools will share similar characteristics such as a committed leadership, democratic classrooms, reflective teachers, a supportive culture, responsive and relevant curriculum, and responsive instruction.

Marketing: Accessibility Matters

Marketing: Accessibility Matters

Since its inception in 1967, the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents leading business sectors and marketing disciplines. Through leadership development, education, and advocacy, the CMA helps businesses to grow and increase their marketing knowledge.

Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business

Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business

Making your small business accessible may not be in the forefront of your mind as a small business owner. However, according to the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), the proportion of people living with a disability in Canada is projected to increase from one in seven to one in five or about 700,000 people over the next twenty years due to the country’s aging population.

Inclusion Facilitation Handbook

Inclusion Facilitation Handbook

The Inclusion Facilitator’s Handbook is a guide developed by three experts from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The resource is aimed to prepare front-line educators and administrators for the challenges of turning schools into fully inclusive communities.

Creating a Sense of Community: School Leadership Workbook

Creating a Sense of Community: School Leadership Workbook

All changes big and small start somewhere, and this workbook is designed to assist teachers and intermediate-level elementary students (grades 6–8) and high school students (grades 7–12) in the beginning stages of their journey to making their schools and communities more accessible and inclusive.

Inclusive Education Toolkit

Inclusive Education Toolkit

Your Toolkit for Inclusive Education is a resource available through Brookes Publishing. It contains articles, tips, checklists and activities, as well as a range of links to further resources such as organizations, videos, websites and blogs. All links pages are annotated with brief descriptions.

Leadership and Teamwork: School Leadership Workbook

Leadership and Teamwork: School Leadership Workbook

Accessible and inclusive communities need great leaders to make it happen. This workbook is designed to assist educators and intermediate-level elementary school students (grades 6–8) and high school students (grades 7–12) to gain a better understanding of what makes a good leader and what they can do to encourage change amongst their peers.