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Mark ‘Disability Employment Awareness Month’ with a free webinar

October 21, 2020 — 

 October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in Manitoba. To celebrate the annual occasion, a free webinar is being offered, entitled ‘The Future of Work: Accessible & Inclusive Employment During COVID-19 & Beyond’. This event is open to UM staff who would like to attend, and takes place on Thursday, October 29, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The webinar is co-hosted by Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA) is cohosting with the Manitoba’s Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) and Manitoba Possible.

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The University of Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible community for all faculty, students and staff, and a welcoming environment for visitors to our campuses.

Over the years, we have developed some accessible programming to ensure that everyone can enjoy our campuses and what the university has to offer.

With a history of improving accessibility and awareness through Student Accessibility Services, the Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management, and initiatives such as Access Awareness Day, the UM fully supports the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), which became law in December 2013.

Under this legislation, a set of mandatory standards have been developed to address barriers to accessibility, with respect to five areas: Customer Service (already implemented), Employment (in progress), Information and Communication, Transportation, and Design of Public Spaces.

Implementing the AMA at the UM will help remove barriers to education and lead to a more encouraging and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and all members of the community.

 

Register now for the free webinar: The Future of Work: Accessible & Inclusive Employment During COVID-19 & Beyond’

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Click link above to register.

 

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