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Webinar – Improving accessibility for people with various cognitive abilities through inclusive research and development
September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Description: For World Alzheimer’s Month, join us for an exciting webinar on a new startup that is making the world more accessible for people with a range of cognitive abilities. Open Collaboration for Cognitive Accessibility (Open) provides input from people with dementia and cognitive disabilities on whether products and services are usable and practical. At Open, people with a range of cognitive abilities serve as advisors, testing and improving cognitive accessibility. The AGE-WELL-supported startup has a growing list of clients from government, industry and academia.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Hear from Open’s CEO Dr. Virginie Cobigo on why she established the social enterprise
- Learn how Open’s inclusive approach can help clients improve design of everything from devices and websites to the built environment around us and;
- Meet one of Open’s advisors
Dr. Virginie Cobigo, associate professor at the University of Ottawa and CEO of Open Collaboration for Cognitive Accessibility, and the Open team