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Understand why accessibility and inclusion matter by learning about disabled people’s communities and histories, and common misconceptions.

About this event

What can you expect?

This is the first session in a series of workshops on disability and accessibility hosted by the Feminist Enterprise Commons. Here you can expect to learn about and reflect on topics like:

  • How is disability conceptualized and discussed in society? Why does this matter? (e.g. why “inspiration porn” isn’t actually inspirational).
  • What is ableism, how does it impact disabled people, and how does it harm us all? (e.g. why the disabled community has widely condemned shows and movies like “Atypical,” “Music,” “Me Before You,” “Forrest Gump”)
  • How do different groups of disabled people tend to self-identify? (e.g. “disabled person” vs “person with a disability” vs “differently abled”)
  • What type of language is considered respectful vs disrespectful in relation to disability, and why (e.g. the word “idiotic” is rooted in the eugenics movement)

Stay tuned for more information!

Event details

Virtual doors will open at 4:15pm EDT and the workshop will begin promptly at 4:30pm EDT.

Make sure to register for our follow-up events. We have a workshop on accessible design coming up on Monday, October 15th, as well as a workshop on social media accessibility on Monday, November 14th.

Accessibility information

  • Automatically-generated closed captioning available
  • Full event recording will be made available to event attendees following the event
  • PowerPoint slide access copies will be available prior to the event upon request. Please e-mail if you would like to receive one.
  • This event does not offer ASL

Please e-mail for personal accommodation requests, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

About Caroline Kovesi:

Caroline Kovesi received her MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University. As a mental health and disability advocate, she is passionate about educating others about best practices in accessibility and inspiring them to implement these in their personal and professional lives. Caroline has accumulated years of experience researching and attending workshops about digital and social media accessibility, and has built up a repertoire of practical resources she has shared with colleagues in a variety of jobs in academia and the non-profit sector. Her most recent work experience includes serving as a publishing intern with Between the Lines, a radical left-wing social movement press, where she contributed to increasing the accessibility of e-books. She is a committed anti-racist feminist ally and is currently serving as the Feminist Enterprise Commons Community Animator/Special Series Editor intern at LiisBeth Media.


Register here

Date: Monday, Oct 4

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM EDT

Location: Online

Price: $79 CAN/ pp plus PWYC option

To learn more and register click here

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