[community] Book - inclusive design patterns + launch of national consultation to inform development of new legislation that will transform how the Government of Canada addresses accessibility

Monique Desnoyers 2551109 at student.ocadu.ca
Tue Jul 12 22:20:59 UTC 2016

I saw that new title posted in the weekly newsletter WDRL by Anselm
Hannemann https://wdrl.info/archive/144 that most often has a section on
accessibility with good articles.

On June 22, 2016, Canada’s first Minister of Sport and Persons with
Disabilities, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced the launch of a
national consultation to inform the development of new legislation that will
transform how the Government of Canada addresses accessibility. At the
launch, Minister Qualtrough highlighted the critical importance of
accessibility and affirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring
all Canadians are able to participate equally in their communities and
As the Champion of the Federal Employees with Disabilities Community, I am
writing you to let you know that the online component of the consultations
will be launched in the coming weeks and you will be able to participate by
completing a questionnaire, replying to questions, or by submitting videos
in the language of your choice (English, French, American Sign Language or
Langue des signes québécoise). You will also be able to participate by
telephone, email, fax or mail. 
The Government of Canada is seeking input for this new legislation in areas
such as:
•             the overall goal and approach of the legislation;
•             whom the legislation could cover;
•             what accessibility issues and barriers it could address;
•             how the legislation could be monitored and enforced; and
•             what else the Government of Canada could do to improve
Here is a link to the online consultation website:
Canadians from around the country have already begun sharing their views on
what an accessible Canada means to them. Minister Qualtrough is encouraging
all Canadians to have their say in the consultation process. In-person
consultations, including roundtables and town halls, will start in September
across Canada, and the overall consultation process will run until February


-----Original Message-----
From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On Behalf Of
Karman Ka-Lei Chan
Sent: July-12-16 2:04 AM
To: community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca
Subject: [community] Book - inclusive design patterns

New book coming in August. 

Topics include accessible responsive design and inclusive prototyping, which
I am looking forward to...

Title: Inclusive Design Pattern
Author: Heydon Pickering
ISBN: 978-3-945749-43-2
Format: Print 280 pages and ePub 


Heydon Pickering is a writer, designer and public speaker, the accessibility
editor for Smashing Magazine and an accessibility consultant working with
The Paciello Group. 

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