Residents are welcome to register for AccessAbility Day celebrations
|On Wednesday, June 1, the City of Ottawa is hosting its 19th annual AccessAbility Day virtually. Residents can register in advance to attend the celebrations via Zoom from 9 am until noon.|
The event is held each year during National AccessAbility Week, a time when we celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities. The City celebrates AccessAbility Day by recognizing initiatives that remove barriers to ensure everyone can fully participate in our community.
This year’s theme is: Intersectionality – celebrating the diversity within our community. The event will feature keynote speaker Sarah Jama, co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, video testimonials from the City’s Employees with Disabilities Affinity Group, and a community panel discussion on intersectionality and disability focusing on ways individuals can be more inclusive.
Throughout the event, residents will have the opportunity to discover:
How the City is increasing accessibility for diverse persons with disabilities
What intersectionality is and how it affects a person’s experiences and perspectives
How to be an ally for diverse persons with disabilities
To promote the inclusion of all participants, the following supports are in place for the event:
American Sign Language (ASL)
Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)
Continuous real-time captioning in English and French
Simultaneous French translation
Please register by 4 pm Tuesday, May 31. A Zoom link will be shared with registrants the evening before the event.