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Accessibility & Inclusivity – the Invisible Opportunity (Webinar)

Date / Time
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Where
Online Webinar - Access from anywhere
Toronto City Hall, Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Did you know that one billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, experiences some form of disability? In Canada, 22 percent of people over age 15 live with at least one disability. That’s over six million people! The reason you don’t always see the prevalence of these disabilities is because they are often invisible.

This remarkable presentation  the exciting and profitable opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses that accessibility and inclusivity offer. Get the real facts about people with disabilities, their performance as employees, their purchasing power as customers, and the benefits they contribute to organizations across Canada. In a short period of time, you’ll gain a new understanding of:

  • The prevalence and nature of disabilities in our personal and professional lives
  • The eye-opening truth about the costs and results of hiring people with disabilities
  • The incredible purchasing power of consumers living with disabilities
  • The productivity benefits of products and services designed for accessibility
  • The profound impact inclusive design makes on the customer experience
  • The cultural benefits of adopting an accessibility and inclusivity strategy

 

Then watch new accessibility and inclusivity technology in action, including a live demonstration of real-time translation using artificial intelligence! See how amazing innovations can help people living with vision, hearing, neurodiversity, learning, mental health, and mobilities disabilities. Come face-to-face with your own conscious bias to discover how you can build your business by championing accessibility and inclusivity in the workplace. 

Webinar Breakdown:
Presentation 60 – 90 minutes
Question Period 15 – 30 minutes 

Presenter's Bio

Ricardo Wagner is the Accessibility Lead for Microsoft Canada, helping organizations to create modern, inclusive, and accessible workplaces. He works with people and companies trying to make the world a better place. Ricardo believes technology elevates the education, employment, and living standards for billions of people around the world, especially people with disabilities. His personal mission is to play a role in that transformation by making the business and ethical case for inclusion everywhere he goes. He is passionate about technology, corporate volunteering work, and travel.


NOTE: Refunds and/or transfers not allowed. All sales final.

 

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