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Mark ‘Manitoba Access Awareness Week’ with a free webinar

June 16, 2020 — 

The annual Manitoba Access Awareness Week takes place from June 14 to 20 this year.

To celebrate the occasion, a free webinar is being offered, entitled ‘Accessibility in the Workplace During COVID-19.’ This event is open to UM staff who would like to attend, and takes place on Thursday, June 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Register at the link.

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 Built Environment.

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: Accessibility in the Workplace During COVID-19.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Click link above to register.

Webinar Agenda

 

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