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Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Today, May 19 2016

May 19th, 2016

May 29, 2016 –  Today people around the world are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD) as a way to raise awareness about the importance of building accessible websites and digital content so that people with disabilities are able to access them with ease. For more information about Global Accessibility Awareness Day, visit their

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Reflections of a First-Time Attendee at the Web For All Conference, Montreal 2016

April 25th, 2016

What is it like to attend the Web For All Conference? Can’t make it to Montreal this year to take part? Elizabeth Neal from the American Foundation for the Blind shares her experiences from this year’s conference. The conference theme this year is “Education for All on the Web”. Elizabeth makes remarks on Jutta Treviranus’

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Planning for accessibility: Beyond the law

April 25th, 2016

In December 2013, the province of Manitoba passed legislation on the Accessibility for Manitobans Act which defines 5 new accessibility standards for the province. The first standard, customer service, must be met by 2017. But what comes after the law has been passed? On March 15, IDRC director Jutta Treviranus visited the University of Manitoba

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A Conversation on the Future of Physician Assisted Death

April 11th, 2016

How we live and how we die are questions that need further exploration and discussion set within an inclusive framework that engages a broad spectrum of individuals and perspectives, particularly the perspectives of our most vulnerable populations which includes persons who experience disabilities or the effects of aging. Research is showing that many Canadians support

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Inclusive design embraced by Microsoft

March 28th, 2016

Fast Company magazine has published an article detailing Microsoft’s adoption of inclusive design as part of an ongoing metamorphosis at the software company. According to the article: The big idea is that in order to build machines that adapt to humans better, there needs to be a more robust process for watching how humans adapt

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