Accessibility Symposium



Accessibility Symposium

April 5th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON

The Ontario Museum Association presents this symposium in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO – Ministry of Community and Social Services). This symposium will bring together museum practitioners, students, and organizations that work to improve accessibility in the community to share best practices and innovative programming in museums that meet and exceed the accessibility standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Participants will learn from colleagues, network with other organizations, and ask questions about how compliance with the standards of the AODA affect your institution and its audience.

Symposium Videos


Event Moderator: Constance Exley, Accessibility Ontario
Christine Karcza, Christine Karcza Consulting
Dr. John Kennedy, University of Toronto
Judith Snow, Artist
Doris Van Den Brekel, Art Gallery of Ontario
Hailey Yates, Whitby Station Gallery
Morgan Ineson, CNIB
Darren Conney, Accessbiility Directorate of Ontario
Ben Somers, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
Jutta Treviranus, Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University
  Dave Hollands, Royal Ontario Museum
  Elgin Cleckly, Ontario Science Centre



























































Roundtable presenters included:

  1. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario – AODA standards and compliance
  2. CNIB
  3. Easter Seals Access 2 Entertainment – Accessibility policies and the Access 2 Entertainment program
  4. Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute OCAD University – Inclusive Web, Mobile and Touch Screen Experiences
  5. March of Dimes/ AccessAbility Advantage – Making temporary exhibits accessible, explore topics such as historic buildings, space clearances and colour contrast.
  6. Ontario Historical Society – OHS's work on Accessible Heritage; Access Beyond the Ramp, inclusive design, planning & program development
  7. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Accessibility and the Standards for Community Museums in Ontario (sharing examples of great practice from museum colleagues)
  8. Station Gallery - Specialized or adaptive programming

Thank you to our partners!