Wednesday, 16 May 2018


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Accessibility Symposium, 8:30 am – Noon, June 12, 2018
Main Floor, Viscount Gort, Winnipeg
The event is free, the learning is priceless.

Understand accessibility from the perspective of Manitobans requiring customer service and those delivering it, moderated by Janet Steward, CBC News:

Learn why accessibility is embraced by large Manitoba retailers such as IKEA, small non-profit organizations like the Woodland Pioneer Museum, and other business associations. 

Hear personal stories from Manitobans like Brandon University Student, Whitney Hodgins:  “The Accessibility for Manitobans Act is a bid for accepting people for who they are.  Inclusion needs acceptance in order for it to work.” 

Receive new tools and lessons from keynote speaker Alfred Spencer, who will explain how The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005) has paved the way toward accessibility. 

This year’s program gives special consideration to businesses and organizations that must comply with the Customer Service Standard by November 2018.  


Following the symposium, the DIO will host a Lunch and Learn on the topic of “procurement” (contracting services) to build organizational accessibility.  The capacity is 30 persons, so please register soon.


Hope to see you there!

Ask us about the new accessibility standard affecting your business in November 2018 and how we can help.