Making Communications Accessible

Join CPRS Manitoba as we delve into the ‘how’ of making communications accessible in your organization.

About this Event
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act has changed the way organizations are required to present information. It’s communicators, PR professionals and human resources departments that are leading and implementing changes. It’s important that all organizations large and small embrace this change.

Have you been wondering where to start? And how? Have you begun updating your practices, but want to do more?

Whether it’s on your digital and public-facing platforms, from a customer service standpoint, or employee standards, you’ll walk away with clear direction and takeaways as to how you can make your organization’s communications tools accessible to everyone. Plus, we’ll hear from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights about what they’re doing to increase accessibility on their digital platforms.


Accessibility for Manitobans: Everyone Benefits

Yutta Fricke, Executive Director – Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office

Yutta’s presentation has been specifically crafted to inform public relations professionals and those who work for Manitoba organizations about how new accessibility laws affect public expectations.

  • What is the Accessibility for Manitobans Act? And how does it impact employment standards and customer service requirements?
  • How to identify and overcome barriers to accessibility
  • What you can do in your own organization – practical ways of enhancing accessible communications.

Accessibility at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Scott Gillam, Manager, Digital Platforms – Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Over the last decade, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has developed into one of the most accessible museums in the world. This presentation will provide perspectives and insights into the use of technology and inclusive design in the context of storytelling and experience design at the museum.

Scott Gillam is the leader of digital experience design & storytelling at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a focus on emerging technology; software development, websites, enterprise content management, mobile, AR, VR, and in-gallery digital installations.

The event location is wheelchair accessible. If you have any specific accommodation needs please contact us at at least 72 hours before the event to ensure availability. 

Thu, March 5, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
Winnipeg Winter Club,

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