What’s In It For Me?

What’s In It For Me?

What’s In it for Me: Private Sector
What’s In it for Me: Building & Design Sector
What’s In it for Me: Technology Sector
What’s In it for Me: Education
What’s In it for Me: Government
What’s In it for Me: Not for Profit Organizations

What’s In it for Me: Private Sector

  • Gain an understanding of how the latest developments, innovations and new technologies can help your business
  • Enjoy the opportunity to promote your business – network with others in the same or related industries and businesses
  • Learn how to make your services accessible to user of all abilities
  • Review best practices and create an action plan for moving forward

What’s In it for Me: Building & Design Sector

  • Learn about the latest developments and innovations in accessible design and the impact it has on institutional, residential, health care and corporate design
  • Listen as thought leaders engage in candid discussion about the opportunities and challenges that designers, planners, service providers, government and the business community will face in the future in making their infrastructures, operations and services accessible and inclusive
  • Learn how function in building and design can be integrated and invisible, as well as how to create practical, cost effective and accessible spaces, without sacrificing aesthetics
  • Enjoy the opportunity to promote your business – network with others in the same or related industries and businesses

What’s In it for Me: Technology Sector

  • Meet with global leaders and discuss new media and technology
  • Share tried and true strategies with others to create a user experience where accessibility and usability work together
  • Broaden your expertise on how to address the needs of users with disabilities and how it meets with the accessibility standards
  • Learn how to make the most of innovative technologies and platforms to re-think and improve in your own organization

What’s In it for Me: Education

  • Capitalize on emerging innovations and ideas in universal design and accessibility to make a difference to the quality of your education system
  • Contribute to the conversation regarding how to ensure the job market is accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Engage in interactive discussions on current issues regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities in higher education and plan possible future directions
  • Learn how to improve student achievements with meaningful use of technology

What’s In it for Me: Government

  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of making services accessible to users of all abilities
  • Network with community members involved in the development and implementation of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and find out about their experiences and lessons learned in rolling out the legislation
  • Learn about the positive impact of engaging employees to create an inclusive environment
  • Learn about the latest developments, innovations and emerging opportunities in accessibility
  • Share perspectives with international participants and find out how accessibility standards are being implemented in other countries

What’s In it for Me: Not for Profit Organizations

  • Learn from thought-leaders who will showcase ground-breaking innovations and explore solutions to some of the critical challenges to accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities
  • Network with other colleagues from a broad spectrum of services, industries and businesses
  • Gain a better understanding of how your organization can have an impact on the community you service
  • Come away with a greater appreciation for the importance of accessibility and a better understanding of how to make change