I had the great opportunity to attend a one day conference last week. AccessAbility, organized by The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario), which represents more than 3,000 graphic designers, managers, educators and students across Ontario. Here are some take-aways from the day:
Stats: (from CNIB, accesscontent.ca):
- 15% of the population of Ontario have a disability
- by 2017, there will be more seniors in Ontario than those aged 0-14
- by 2025, 50% of the population on Ontario will be aged 65+
- people with disabilities are 5x more likely to be unemployed
Some reflections on individual sessions in future posts.