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.
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.
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.
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.