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October 18 - December 13, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Accessibility and Inclusion in the Workplace Course (for public sector organizations)

Vancouver Island University
Do you work within the public sector?  Are you looking for help ensuring your workplace complies with the new accessibility and inclusion rules for British Columbia (BC).  The Accessible British Columbia Act requires all public-sector organizations to create:
  • accessibility committees
  • accessibility plans
  • feedback mechanisms for reporting accessibility issues
This course provides the tools you need to create  accessibility committees and accessibility plans in your organization.

Course topics
  1. current BC and Canadian accessibility legislation
  2. provincial funding to support this new legislation
  3. history of accessibility and inclusion in Canada
  4. why do accessibility and inclusion matter?
  5. how to create an inclusive culture in the workplace
  6. Disability types and definition
  7. workplace strategies and accommodations for supporting various disabilities
  8. barriers to inclusion and accessibility
  9. unconscious bias and workplace micro-aggressions
  10. steps to changing workplace culture
  11. best practices for inclusive recruitment, selection, and employee development
  12. workplace emergency procedures for employees with disabilities
  13. employer and employee resources

Course content
  • define accessibility and inclusion
  • examine historical and current perspectives of accessibility and inclusion and their impact on the workplace
  • identify the professional and legal obligations and responsibilities of employers 
  • examine the impact of values, perceptions, and beliefs 
  • outline workplace accommodations for disability types 
  • identify barriers to inclusion and strategies for removing these barriers
  • develop a workplace accessibility plan and committee
  • take steps to change workplace culture
  • create a tool-kit of resources and contacts
Course details

Course Code: MSAI 001 | Section 001 F24W70
Dates: October 18 to December 13, 2024 | Fridays
Delivery: Online
Times: 9 am to noon
Course fee: $599 + GST
Register at:  http://pdt.viu.ca
For more information please email [email protected].
Koren Bear
[email protected]

Event Type: Course
Location: Online
Accredited: No
Certificate Provided: No
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