cover image: Accessing Canada - James Cordelia Institute for ATCO Stauch Snowdon-Lawley Community Prosperity


Accessing Canada - James Cordelia Institute for ATCO Stauch Snowdon-Lawley Community Prosperity

27 Feb 2024

He is an advisor to the Nonprofit Resilience Lab, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Philanthropist, and is the lead author of an annual scan of trends and emerging issues, produced in partnership with Calgary Foundation. [...] The goal and appropriate language to accurately and respectfully of inclusion is to create a society in which people with portray and describe people with disabilities.63 Among disabilities are valued, respected, and fully integrated, and the helpful suggestions in the booklet is avoiding norma- in which they have equitable opportunities to participate tive statements about people with disabilitie. [...] The International across a range of categories, includ- Day of Persons with Disabilities is a UN sanctioned day ing transportation, communication, the (observed every year on December 3rd) to raise aware- built environment, and public facilities ness of the rights and needs of people with disabilities and spaces.83 Cities notable for multiple and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. [...] In the context of design, UX to the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, “Univer- encompasses all aspects of a user’s interaction with a sal Design is the design and composition of an environment product, including ease of use, accessibility, usability, and so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the enjoyment. [...] The City of Calgary has several by-laws that pertain Research Program (DiPo) at the University of Calgary’s to accessibility and to people with disabilities, including School of Public Policy provides and uses evidence-based the municipal Building Code (which includes accessibility information to shape public policy and improve the lives requirements for new construction and renovations of of pers.
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