Exchanging Ideas and Making Change at the 11th Annual Accessibility Conference

Posted on Thursday June 06, 2019

On May 28-29, 2019, more than 350 delegates from across North America gathered at the University of Guelph to attend the 11th Annual Accessibility Conference.

The Accessibility Conference welcomes people from the public and private sectors to come together to exchange ideas and participate in meaningful discussions around accessibility-related challenges and solutions.

The two-day event included informative sessions and workshops that covered topics such as creating accessible documents, web and multimedia accessibility, inclusive design, adaptive technology and an array of other teaching, learning, and AODA-related topics.

One Twitter user wrote, “Great two days of sessions at #AccessConf2019! Lots to think about and take back to integrate into the work that I do.”

Another attendee tweeted a quote from Matthew Schnepp’s keynote presentation on ‘Astrophysics, Dyslexia and the Technological Tyranny of the Printed Word’: “We put so much emphasis on reading that we forget there is more to life. Some children are just amazing at other things and we should spend energy looking into them.”

For the first time ever, the conference featured a guided ‘make-a-thon’, which was an innovative and informative workshop open to all in attendance. During the workshop, attendees learned about inclusive design, and the maker movement and creative process based on the real needs of post-secondary students with disabilities.

The 12th Annual Accessibility Conference will take place on May 26-27, 2020. Visit the conference website to learn more.