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Carleton University Hosting International Accessibility Summit in 2014

Carleton University, with support from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa, is holding a three-day International Summit on Accessibility in July 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

It is the first international conference to promote access and inclusion for persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.

With the major theme of Making it Happen – From Intention to Action, the summit will feature experts from around the world, providing a key opportunity for service organizations, governments, the post-secondary sector, hospitals, and others who want to review best practices and create action.

In particular, the conference will highlight:

  • Innovative approaches to accessibility.
  • The role of technology in contributing to accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • The concepts and collaborations needed to create accessible communities.

Throughout these themes, a special emphasis will be placed on employment. Also included will be an Avenue of Possibilities – an exhibit featuring some of the best accessibility ideas from around the world. Contact us if you would like to be featured.

So save the date – July 12-15, 2014

For more information, please go to www.accessibilitysummit.ca.

If you are interested in reviewing Carleton’s sponsorship package and recognition options, or for any questions, please contact Suzanne Blanchard at avpstudents@carleton.ca or Darryl Boyce at darryl.boyce@carleton.ca.

About Carleton University:
Carleton is a leader in accessibility, with the only 24-hour Attendant Services program in North America.  Committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, visiting or working at Carleton, the issue is an integral part of the university’s strategic plan. Carleton has a variety of other services, groups and committees on campus devoted to providing the best experience to all members of our community. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre has recently launched a new organization called the READ Initiative (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) geared to increasing programs and research in the areas of disability, universal design, accessibility and inclusion.

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Media Contact:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
613-355-0336
christopher_cline@carleton.ca