Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
Webinar Update
May 6, 2009
in this update...
Thursday's Webinar
Upcoming Webinars
Webinar Tutorials
Are Webinars Accessible?
How to Participate
More Webinars Planned
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.
Remember Thursday's Webinar
May 6 at 7 pm EDT, IDEAL Auditorium 1

Click here to access the IDEAL Conference Centre.
  • Members Develop CWDO Response to the Proposed Accessible Employment Standards
  • Presenter: Stefanie Marinich-Lee. 

This is your chance to make sure that your views are before the decision makers. A section by section review, in an interactive, on-line forum resulting with the document that CWDO will present to the Standards Committee. Click here to register for Developing a Response. 

NOTE: This is an interactive, on-line session.Click here to register for Developing a CWDO Response.
Upcoming Webinars
Confirmed Webinars

All Webinars are held in Auditorium 1, IDEAL Conference Centre.  Click here to access the IDEAL Conference Centre.
  • What Did I Say? Improving attendant services through effective communication (7:30 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2009).   Presenter: Tracy Odell.  Have you ever had trouble making your needs and preferences clear to your attendant?  How can you ensure quality control for your services?  Join a consumer-led presentation on strategies for improving communications Click here to register for What Did I Say.   
  • Wheel-Trans Tips and Tricks: Consumer advice for making the system work FOR you (7:30 pm, Thursday, June 18, 2009).   Presenter: Tracy Odell.  Whether you are new to Toronto's Wheel-Trans or have been using the service for years, there will be a tip for you.  This consumer-led presentation will help you get the most out of the service with less aggravation.  Click here to register for Wheel-Trans Tips and Tricks.
Webinar Tutorials 

Want to join in?  Not sure what to do?

Pat Seed offers tutorials every Monday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Come Pat's Tutorial and learn how easy it is to connect over our on-line conferencing system.  Pat Seed is our technical support person.  She will lead you step-by-step through everything you need to know to get started.

Through the IDEAL conferencing system, you can participate in live Webinars attend our Annual General Meeting, and get involved with CWDO committees.

It's easy!  And there is no cost to you for using our system.  All you need is your own computer, keyboard and speakers.  With a microphone headset, you can chat on-line, too.

Click to go to the Members' Lounge.  Download the plug-in and join Pat in the Member's Lounge at one of the times below.  As you enter the room, type in your name, city or town and the password "members".

Are Webinars Accessible?  


The IDEAL Conference Centre is accessible for people with disabilities, including those using JAWS.  Captioning and other supports can be provided for those who pre-register.  It's meant for everyone.

Together we are stronger.

How to Participate  

Follow these easy steps:  
  1. Register for the Webinars you want to attend by clicking on the link above.
  2. At the day/time of the event, go to the Ideal Conference Centre at  <> (We will send you a reminder if you registered.)
  3. Download the plug in following one of the options provided.
    Scroll down to Auditorium 1
  4. Enter the room by typing in your name and city or town
  5. Click "Log-in".  No password required.
More Webinars are Being Planned  
Watch for scheduled dates.

In June 
James Hunsberger on Aging with a Disability. Watch for more details.
Presenter to be confirmed.  Cell Phone Applications.  What is a "smart phone" and can I use it? What applications of a cell phone best suit my needs? If my service provider does not have the phone I need, can I purchase it and use it anyway? Do cell phones work with my disability? Can I use "video relay" with any cell phone and any service provider? Get the answers to these and many, many more questions. Reserve your seat and send your own questions about cell phones to CWDO to be answered during this most informative session.
In July - August
Dr. Marcia Rioux and colleagues from York Unversity's Critical Disability Studies Master's and Doctoral programs will present a series on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. What is good, bad and unfortunate about the UN Convention?  Will it make a difference in my life?  Why is it important to ratify the Convention? Watch for details about this series and the specific dates and presenters as they become known.
Melissa Graham on What First Time Students with Disabilities going to University or College Should Know. The do's, the don'ts. The tricks discovered and developed by students with disabilities currently attending Ontario universities. Learn how to make the best of university from students who have been there and done that.  Watch for more details.

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