2019 Fall Accessibility Forum, ‘Accessible Education Towards Accessible Employment’ comes to Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (Oct. 22, 2019) Fleming College and the City of Kawartha Lakes are pleased to present the ‘Accessible Education Towards Accessible Employment’ conference on Oct. 23, 2019 at the Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S, Lindsay, Ont.

The conference will highlight accessibility, education and employment for persons living with disabilities. Additional topics will include universal design learning, creating inclusive placement, mental health in the workplace, life experiences and workplace accommodations. Distinguished keynote speakers include the Hon. David. C. Onley and Paralympian Alec Denys.

Event Agenda:

9 a.m.                          Event Registration

9:30 a.m.                     Welcome by Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham

9:35 a.m. – 12 p.m.     Morning Presentations (Topics include: Universal Design Learning, culinary arts and student success stories, creating inclusive placement for students with disabilities, mental health in the workplace and innovative approaches to improving job opportunities for persons with disabilities)              

1 – 2 p.m.                    Keynote address by the Hon. David C. Onley

2 – 2:30 p.m.               Keynote address by Alec Denys, Paralympian

2:50 – 4:15 p.m.          Panel (Canadian Hearing Society, CNIB, VCCS, Job Quest and Workforce Development Board)

For more information and to view the full agenda, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-fall-accessibility-forum-accessible-education-towards-accessible-employment-tickets-64257568116 or contact Barb Condie, Accessibility Officer at Kawartha Lakes, 705-324-9411 ext. 1185 or bcondie@kawarthalakes.ca

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366