Webinar to recognize National AccessAbility Week

Brock University will mark National AccessAbility Week with an upcoming webinar.

The week, which runs from Saturday, May 28 to Saturday, June 3 aims to celebrate Canadians with disabilities, highlight the work of people to remove barriers and reflect on ongoing efforts to become a more accessible and inclusive country.

Brock’s Human Rights and Equity (HRE) team will host its webinar Thursday, June 1 from noon to 1 p.m. During the virtual talk, those in attendance will hear from keynote speaker Justin Haegele, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University, who will use humour and analogy to describe what happens when inclusion is ‘done badly.’

To convey his message, Haegele will take up interpretations, misinterpretations and misrepresentations of inclusion as well as examining what happens when there is lack of consultation with disabled people. He will then offer suggestions and guidelines for navigating the complexities of authentic inclusion.

The event is sponsored by HRE and the Brock-Niagara Centre for Excellence in Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Activity.

All members of the Brock community are welcome to participate, and further information and registration details can be found on the event’s Microsoft Teams page. Additional questions can be sent to accessibility@brocku.ca

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