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Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) is committed to the rights of all persons to participate fully in the civil, cultural, economic, political and social life of their communities.

Planned Webinars

 

More Webinars - Coming soon!

Instructions for joining in are right here.

 

Introduction to Accessibility and Planning for an Accessible Website

When: August 10, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, EST
Where:  IDEAL Auditorium 1

Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) is hosting this online course on the fundamentals of web accessibility. This session is geared toward giving decision makers and areas involved in accessibility initiatives the tools and knowledge they need to achieve real accessibility in their endeavours. These are FREE training sessions, but space will fill up quickly. Register early to ensure that you can participate!

Presented by: Everett Zufelt & Mike Gifford

Expected Participants’ Technical Level:  Novice to intermediate

Session Description REGISTER FOR ACCESSIBLE WEBSITES NOW!

What is an accessible website? What role do they play in business today? Why is it beneficial for your company or organization to have one? Who benefits from an accessible website?

This webinar will show you how to develop your website, covering the following:

What type of site is right for your organization?

* Informational
* Interactive
* Development: functions and features.
* Design: visually appealing colours, graphics, usability and accessibility
* Content: Creating from scratch or migration from an existing system
* Hosting: Where the site will live, costs and future updates

What does it mean for a site to be accessible?

* What is accessibility and who benefits
* Standards and guidelines for ensuring a site is accessible
* AODA, WCAG, ATAG
* How to assess if your development firm understands and can implement an accessible design

Presenter biographies and detailed instructions for how to participate will be available through the registration link.

 

Implementing WCAG 2.0

When: September 10, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, EST
 Where:  IDEAL Auditorium 1

Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) is hosting this online course on implementing the web content accessibility guidelines version 2.0. This session is geared toward giving decision makers and areas involved in accessibility initiatives the tools and knowledge they need to achieve real accessibility in their endeavours. This is a FREE training session, but space will fill up quickly. Register early to ensure that you can participate!

Presented by: Michael Cooper from the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative

Expected Participants’ Technical Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Session Description REGISTER FOR WCAG 2.0 NOW!

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, was published as a final W3C Recommendation Web Standard on December 11, 2008. Many private and public sectors across Canada and the globe have already moved, or are moving, to adopt these standards. This webinar is intended to share lessons learned, pitfalls, and ensure a base level of knowledge among policy makers, standards areas and web developers.

CWDO will be hosting an in-depth webinar being conducted by Michael Cooper from the W3C that will demystify WCAG 2.0 and help everyone understand how to implement the standards.

Topics Covered:

* Overall Differences between WCAG 1 and WCAG 2
* Concepts of POUR
* Differences between WCAG 1 checkpoints & WCAG 2 Success Criteria
* Concept of Sufficient Techniques
* Concept of Success Criteria
* Implementing WCAG 2 from both a policy & technology perspective
* What various governments are doing for implementation of WCAG 2.0
* Lessons learned and keys to success
* Additional Tools and Resources

Presenter's biography and detailed instructions for how to participate appear below the registration link.

Educating Human Resource Professionals - TBC

Presenter: Kim Wrigley-Archer
Human Resources personnel, responsible for the ‘people’ part of business, have considerable impact on decisions to hire, retain, and promote persons with disabilities as well as in maintaining respectful work environments. Past employment studies have documented the high unemployment rates among working age adults with disabilities in comparison to the non-disabled population in Canada. Hidden discrimination and negative attitudes are perceived by persons with disabilities to be a major cause. All this suggests that more attention needs to be paid to the education of Human Resource personnel.  In this Webinar, the researcher will outline her research design and preliminary findings of this cutting-edge research.
Captioning, ASL and intervenor accommodation is available upon request. 

Date TBC - Indexing, Capabilities, & Disability

Presenter:  Christopher Riddle
This webinar engages in a discussion with the notion of equality as it is entrenched in the constitutions of some countries and accepted in many others as fundamental to the notion of governance.  Christopher examines the predominant answer to the question, ‘Equality of what?’, and suggest that despite the recent wealth of theorizing surrounding Amartya Sen’s ‘Capabilities’ approach to human development and health, employing the notion of equality in such a manner does not ensure a minimal account of justice for people with disabilities.  
Captioning, ASL and intervenor accommodation is available upon request. 

The UN Convention - Date to be confirmed

Presenters: Dr. Marcia Rioux and colleagues from York University's Critical Disability Studies Master's and Doctoral programs
A webinar about the United Nations 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?
Captioning, ASL and intervenor accommodation is available upon request.

Re-Framing Service Issues as Human Rights Issues - Date to be confirmed

Presenters: Dr. Marcia Rioux and colleagues from York University's Critical Disability Studies Master's and Doctoral programs
This webinar will explain the importance of using human rights as a framework for promoting change.  All too often, our concerns get treated as mere "service" issues, vulnerable to being dismissed.  A human rights perspective can strengthen arguments for action and lead to sweeping, systemic change. 
Captioning, ASL and intervenor accommodation is available upon request.  

    

Member Tutorials

Want to join in? Not sure what to do?

Click here for detailed instructions for using our IDEAL on-line conferencing system.
Pat Seed also offers tutorials as needed.

Ask Pat for a 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".

Last updated July 6, 2010