Accessibility Symposium – April 5th, 2012 – #OMAAccess2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Symposium will feature:
Ask the ADO! Bring your questions about compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and have them answered by representatives from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. There is no better time to get answers!
- Christine Karcza (Christine Karcza Consulting) – speaking of her experience as a former member of the Board of Trustees of the ROM to champion accessibility initiatives.
- Dr. John Kennedy (University of Toronto, Scarborough) – speaking of his research on perception with vision and touch and developing programming with museums for visitors with vision loss.
- Judith Snow (artist) – speaking of her experience as an artist with Quadriplegia working with the ROM to mount her exhibition “Who’s Drawing the Lines”.
- Panel: speakers from the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Whitby’s Station Gallery and others share their experiences with improving accessibility in all areas of their operations.
Roundtable Sessions: offer opportunities for one-on-one conversations with representatives from organizations including:
- Easter Seals Access 2 Entertainment Card – increase accessibility for individuals who require the assistance of support persons to help them with daily activities
- March of Dimes/Accessibility Advantage – discuss universal design and the Accessible Built Environment standard
- The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario – discuss current and upcoming standards and how compliance affects your museum
- The Ontario Historical Society
- & more!
Symposium Moderator: Constance Exley is the Project Manager for EnAblingNonprofits Ontario (ENO), an education project of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) . A partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), ENO provides Ontario’s 45,000 nonprofits with information and education about their obligations under the AODA. Through ENO Constance has led sold-out workshops and webinars to over 1,200 nonprofits throughout the province in the last year alone. Constance is also the Founder and CEO of Accessibility Ontario, a training and development organization that assists nonprofits and businesses to meet their AODA requirements.
About the Accessibility Symposium: Developed in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO – Ministry of Community and Social Services), the OMA Accessibility Symposium is a cross-sectoral initiative which will bring together museums, the Access community, and the ADO to share their expertise and experience with Accessibility to help members with the development of programs and services.
With representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport and the ADO together in the same room, this is a great opportunity to understand how you can meet and exceed the accessibility requirements of the CMOG Standards for Community Museums in Ontario as well as the Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during the day’s information exchange!
Registration is open, the event takes place at the ROM and includes Lunch and admission to the MAYA Exhibit.
Member: $85.00 +HST (lunch & admission to the MAYA exhibit included)
SPECIAL OFFER! Member price is open to members of all Provincial Heritage Organizations.
Non-Member: $125.00 +HST (lunch & admission to the MAYA exhibit included)
The Ontario Museum Association gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.