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ENABLE Ottawa 2020

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., June 2 – 4, 2020

Accessibility and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

A three part virtual conference series hosted during National AccessAbility Week

ENABLE Ottawa in its 5th year, brought together individuals and organizations interested in assistive devices and innovative technologies supporting accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities.

In view of these uncertain times, we were not able to proceed with a live audience conference and exhibition as planned, but in recognition of the even greater need to stay connected with our friends and colleagues in the field, we hosted ENABLE Ottawa 2020 as a three part forum over three days, June 2 – 4, 2020.

The themes for each of those three days were:

Day 1 | Because We Can celebrated the contributions of persons with disabilities.

Day 2 | Let’s Talk Tech focused on the tools and technologies that remove barriers to participation for persons with disabilities.

Day 3 | Building Community cast an eye to the future and looked at how we can work together to create inclusivity in the new world that emerges after Covid-19.

We hosted a broad audience base of 500 registrants who joined us and lent their voice to the thought leadership discussions that is helping to reshape the future of accessibility. For more information and registration, visit: ENABLEOttawa.ca


Session Recordings

Each of the sessions were recorded in their entirety and uploaded to YouTube.


About the Partners

Carleton University | READ Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Building on Carleton University’s reputation in supporting persons with disabilities, the READ Initiative endeavors to establish Carleton as a national Centre of Excellence in Accessibility. Through research, development and collaboration Carleton is contributing toward a world that is accessible and inclusive.

Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) is national organization that supports the development of 24 centres across the country and provides education and leadership for its members, organizations, partners and communities.


In Collaboration With

Tetra Society, March of Dimes, and Neil Squire Society logos

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Sponsored By

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Financial Funding Provided By

Government of Ontario logo