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Implementing the AODA at Laurier: An Open Dialogue event with David Lepofsky

Join the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC) for a public lecture event called Implementing the AODA at Laurier: An Open Dialogue featuring David Lepofsky on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Paul Martin Centre.

David will speak about the legislative requirements under the AODA (the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005) and the requirements of the university under this legislation. 

A commentary on efforts across the province to ensure compliance and the new directive to create an accessible education standard under the AODA legislation will be provided. This commentary is followed by a discussion period with students, staff and faculty on how we as an institution can work together to eliminate barriers for persons with disabilities and create a fully accessible education experience.

David Lepofsky is a visiting professor (part-time) at the Osgoode Hall Law School and an adjunct member of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He holds three volunteer leadership roles in the disability community. He is chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, a member of the steering committee and former co-chair of Barrier-Free Canada, and the chair of the Toronto District School Boards Special Education Advisory Committee.

This event is in partnership with Laurier Alumni and LSPIRG (Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group).

This event is a public lecture. No registration is required and all are welcome.

If you are planning to attend this event and require accommodation needs, please email Erin Riggin at eriggin@wlu.ca, to make the appropriate arrangements.

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