Citizens With Disabilities -
Ontario May 6, 2009
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.
May 6 at 7 pm EDT, IDEAL Auditorium
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Click here to access
the IDEAL Conference Centre.
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.
All Webinars are held in
Auditorium 1, IDEAL Conference Centre. Click here to access
the IDEAL Conference Centre.
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.
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
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
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
|Are Webinars Accessible?
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
|How to Participate
these easy steps:
Register for the Webinars you want to
attend by clicking on the link above.
At the day/time of the event, go to the
Centre at <http://ideal-group.org/cwdo/> (We
will send you a reminder if you
Download the plug in following one of the
Scroll down to Auditorium
Enter the room by typing in your name and
city or town
Click "Log-in". No password
|More Webinars are Being
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Watch www.cwdo.org for scheduled
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
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 www.cwdo.org for details about this series
and the specific dates and presenters as they become
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
www.cwdo.org for more details.