Accessibility in 2023: Trends and Legislation You Need to Know
2023 is shaping up to be a big year for accessibility in Canada, and we’re doing a webinar on this topic in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade.
Upcoming compliance deadlines for BC public sector organizations in September 2023 and 2024 have over 750 organizations rushing to improve accessibility.
New accessible employment standards and service delivery requirements for BC employers including the private sector are already in development by the BC Government.
And thanks to the Great Retirement, labour shortages that aren’t going anywhere are piquing employer interest in underutilized talent like people with disabilities.
We are ready to explain what these accessibility trends mean for your organization, and how to navigate them.
Our Principal Consultant Stephen O’Keefe and Managing Director Trish Kelly will be joined by panelists to discuss why they think 2023 will be a big year for accessibility.
- Anita Huberman– CEO for Surrey Board of Trade and Co-chair of the newly formed National Business Disability Inclusion Council
- Christine Buchanan– Regional Director of Employment Services and Training for Open Door Group and Chair of BC’s Accessible Employment Standards Development Committee
- Sheri Byrne-Haber – Linkedin Top Voice for Social Impact 2022 and Senior Staff Accessibility Architect
Who should attend?
This webinar will help public sector organizations like local governments, education providers, libraries, and Crown agencies understand how to comply with the upcoming legislation, and how to reach beyond compliance to create truly inclusive organizations that will attract and retain talent.
Private sector organizations wishing to improve accessibility to reach more customers and job seekers will also benefit from our overview of trends in accessibility.
This is the link to register for this free webinar: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/accessibility-in-2023-trends-and-legislation-you-need-to-know-tickets-488264641687
Event attendees will be offered a free 30 minute consultation with Trish or Stephen to answer your questions or help you prioritize your accessibility plan.
Live Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.