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Wednesday, May 13 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Accessibility Legislation Impacts on Education

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British Columbia is embarking on the process of developing provincial accessibility legislation. While we cannot predict what the future holds, it is possible to start preparing for the inevitable changes that will need to be made to ensure accessibility in higher education. This discussion will focus on examining the structure of accessibility legislation currently in place in other jurisdictions, including Ontario and the US, and the impact these legislative regimes have had on education systems.

Participants will gain an understanding of the legislative timelines, components, and implementation in other jurisdictions with an analysis of the gaps in existing legislative environments. We will look at what lessons BC can take from these other jurisdictions, and what we can learn from their successes and challenges. This session will also provide insights into accessibility issues currently impacting students pursuing higher education in BC, and provide practices participants can begin to implement right now to address the areas most likely to be impacted first by changes to the legal accessibility landscape.


Corrie Playford

Accessibility Librarian, CAPER-BC

Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:45am - 11:15am
Ballroom 2
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