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Virtual Accessibility Cafe with the CNIB!

When:
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Where:
Description:

You are invited to join us for an Accessibility Café and learn more about Myth-Busting Vision Loss at Work. Are you considering hiring someone with sight loss?  Do you want to know how to better serve visually impaired individuals?  Join us for a presentation and Q&A where we'll bust some myths about sight loss and teach you more about how to support accessibility in the workplace. Learn more about:

  • Myths & Misconceptions
  • Understanding Vision Loss
  • Blind and Low Vision Etiquette
  • Sighted Guide - Helpful Strategies
  • CNIB Services - “Come to Work”
  • Key Takeaways
  • Resources

TOPIC: Myth-busting Vision Loss at Work

WHEN: Wednesday March 10th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM

PRESENTER: Kate Riccomini CNIB - Kate is a passionate advocate for the sight loss community, of which she is a part.  She is particularly interested in breaking down misconceptions about living with sight loss.  Kate currently works as the Coordinator, Come to Work Outreach, for Ontario and Québec, at the CNIB.  Kate's other great passion is language, and she has her PhD in Linguistics.  On her spare time, Kate can be found playing video games or cross stitching.

RSVP: Please RSVP to accessibility.hub@queensu.ca by Tuesday March 9, 2021. Upon confirmation you will be sent a Zoom meeting invite for your calendars.

ASL interpreters and CART captioning will be available.

Contact:
Andrew Ashby
ashby@queensu.ca
Cost:
FREE
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