NEADS Events of the Month: August 2015

NEADS Events of the Month: August 2015


Organizer: Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Inter-Campus Disability Services Conference

Title: Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Inter-Campus Disability Services Conference

Category: Education

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date:   August 5, 2015

Web site: https://reclaimingourbodiesandminds.wordpress.com/

Description: The first general programming meeting for Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds, and inter-campus disability conference in Toronto.

ROBAM 2016 First Planning Meeting

August 5 2015

3:00 P.M.

Room 310, Student Campus Centre

The meeting will be in a brightly lit, wheelchair accessible room on the third floor of the building. There will be seats and free water available. No loud startling sounds or sights are expected. There is transit and parking nearby. We ask that all participants help make the room a safer, sober, scent-free disability, mad, and Deaf-positive space. Should you have any accommodations, such as live-captioning that you will need in order to attendance please contact us as soon as you can.

Conference links:

Website: https://reclaimingourbodiesandminds.wordpress.com/

2015 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/766223156804254/

Email: ryeaccess@rsuonline.ca and reclaimconference@gmail.com



Organizer: Richmond Centre for Disability

Title: Richmond Centre for Disability – Technology Fair Through A Disability Lens

Category: Accessibility

Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Date: August 15, 2015

Telephone: 604-232-2404

Web site: http://www.rcdrichmond.org/NewsAndEvents/TechFair/TechFair_Att_Reg.php

Description: Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) 30th Anniversary Celebrations – August Event

As part of the year-long celebrations of the RCD’s 30 Anniversary, we are hosting a special August event – Technology Fair through a Disability Lens. The purpose of this inaugural event is to enable and facilitate “information sharing on modern technology that helps to build an easier and better life for everyone, including people with disabilities and diverse abilities”.

When: August 15, 2015, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Westminster Room

Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

(7311 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC)


The Technology Fair is open to everyone, aiming to empower people through technology. You can network, explore and be inspired. The fair features technologies that are for everyday usage.


We have door prizes for the first 60 people who pre-register.

 To pre-register:

– On-line registration (see below); or

– Email your name, email and phone number to techfair2015@rcdrichmond.org

Register NOW! Your door prize is waiting for you at the Technology Fair.


– Exhibitor displays & demonstrations

– Technology presentations

– Refreshment

– Reduced parking fee ($3.5 event parking)

Enquiries: Email techfair2015@rcdrichmond.org or call Viet at 604-232-2404



Organizer: Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP)

Title: August Fast Track Workshop

Category: Employment

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: August 17, 2015 – August 21, 2015

Telephone: 416 260 3060 x234

E-mail: skhan@ccrw.org

Web site: http://www.ccrw.org/wesp

Description: Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP): Toronto’s premier pre-employment program for persons with disabilities operating under the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) – a national not for profit organization dedicated to providing equitable and meaningful employment for persons with disabilities. For more details about registration, please see our event page at http://wespworkshop.eventbrite.ca or visit our home page at www.ccrw.org/wesp


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