Join us this spring for the Annual Accessibility Conference at Rozanski Hall on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, 2023.

Workshops are scheduled for Friday, May 26, 2023.

The Accessibility Conference is a fragrance-free zone. Please respect the health and sensitivities of others and refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, hair products, etc.

Conference Keynote

The Responsibility and Opportunity in Creating Inclusive Environments

Jason Brommet | Modern Work

We all play a critical role in creating a world in which everyone can participate. Increasingly, legislation is making it a responsibility—of educators, employers, and the like—but the real question is, how do we embrace it as an opportunity by becoming innovators in accessibility?

Today, but as we look to tomorrow, there is also a reality, that technology is woven through every element of our life. It can be the greatest of enablers, creating experiences and opportunities for everyone to be more inclusive. It's a moment for us all to create and support a culture of accessibility and inclusion in workplace and business practices.

As the Lead of the Modern Work and Surface business for North America, Jason (Jay) leads the team that is responsible for enabling organizations to amplify the ingenuity of their people, while protecting their data and assets. Within the Modern Work portfolio, Jay oversees productivity platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Employee Experience Platforms including Microsoft Viva, as well as Microsoft’s innovative 1st party Surface hardware business.

Jay’s work frequently involves detailing the future of the workplace, including culture development, prioritization of people, employee wellbeing and the innovative use of technology. Jay is also an advocate for technology enabling inclusivity and accessibility and leads Microsoft Canada’s Commercial Accessibility Initiative.

About the Accessibility Conference

The Annual Accessibility Conference welcomes both accessibility novices and experts, and encourages attendees to build communities and exchange ideas. The Conference is committed to hosting a high-quality and affordable event that is an inclusive and equitable experience for both presenters and attendees.

The Conference program includes both practical and theoretical sessions. We seek to ensure that our content is relevant and valuable to all attendees, including those who work in post-secondary education, the public and private sectors, as well as the general public. There's something for everyone! 

News & Updates

There are now 400 BlindSquare service points on campus.

We are using the hashtag #AllyConf for this year's conference.

The conference schedule has been posted! Visit our Schedule & Sessions page for the schedule at a glance, session details, and conference themes.

Conference Details

Conference Dates: Wednesday, May 24 & Thursday, May 25, 2023

Workshop Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023

Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph

Parking on Campus

See our Visitor Parking page for campus parking options.

See the campus map to help you navigate your way across campus.

Stay in Touch

Stay in touch! Add your name to the Accessibility Conference Contact List to receive the call for presentation and conference updates.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to this year's conference sponsors and exhibitors. Please visit our Sponsors page for more information and resources.