Accessible Events

NovemberNov 08 2023 01:00pm - 03:00pm

AODA + Universal Design

This session will provide event professionals at the University with key resources, tips and techniques to facilitate accessible events whether in peprson, online, or when necessary in a hybrid format. Participants will be reminded of our obligations to create accessible spaces in online and physical environments, introduced to accessible facilitation techniques, and provided with advice on how to integrate online and in-person experiences to maximize accessibility.

 Learning outcomes

  • Describe key parts of social and legal (i.e. AODA) contexts relevant to accessible event planning
  • Identify resources and platforms to support the delivery of accessible content
  • Apply accessible facilitation techniques to structure and delivery of events

Session format 

The session will be presentation based with opportunities for participants to ask questions and engage in the topic.

Participants will be asked to provide answers to some questions (e.g. what platforms you are using), indicate some strategies you are already using, and indicate how you could incorporate the facilitation techniques discussed into your hosting practices.

Accessibility notes 

  • Session delivery: This session will be delivered in-person in an accessible location. Further details on the accessibility of the location, including barrier-free washrooms will be shared to registrants in advance of the session.
  • Captions: captions will be provided on screen using PowerPoint's automatic captioning feature.
  • Breaks: one 10-minute break will be provided at the one-hour point
  • Presentation: an accessible PowerPoint presentation will be used for the introductory portion of the session. This will be emailed to participants ahead of time.
  • Questions: If you have any accessibility questions or are looking for further information on how we might support your participation, please contact Ben at and he will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Breaks: one 10-minute break will be provided at the one-hour point

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