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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.

Accessibility: A Guide for Educators

Accessibility: A Guide for Educators

Microsoft has published Accessibility: A Guide for Educators to help educators empower students with accessible technology that enables personalized learning.  This guide provides information about accessibility and accessible technology to ensure that all students, regardless of their abilities, have equal access to learning and technology.

AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook of Accessible Web Design

AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook of Accessible Web Design

A handbook that was produced by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers is an excellent resource to guide developers to design accessible websites. The publication outlines four principles of accessible web design.

People-First Language

People-First Language

Using person-first language places focus on individual human beings and not their characteristics. Rather than placing an adjective before the word person (or man, woman, etc.) or replacing that word with a term that refers to only one aspect of the person, it is generally much more considerate to say “person with…” or “person who…” when discussing disability. 

Make It Happen Web-based Elementary School Presentation

Make It Happen Web-based Elementary School Presentation

Make it Happen is a web-based presentation that shows you how to make inclusion and accessibility happen in your school. Designed for students in grades 3–8, this 30-minute presentation features colourful photographs and illustrations, as well as narration.

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.