News & Articles - accessibility

  • design

    Rethinking Design For Impactful Events

      by Shannon Byck and Joe Nishi Back in June 2023, we wrote an article on Why Events Need a Great Reimagination, and our biggest take away from the article was that we see this time as a chance to make change so we do not go back to the mindset on how and why we did things before. One key way to change our mindset is to reset how we plan events. When you think of the term program…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

  • YYZ Recognized For Accessibility

      Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the first airport in North America and second in the world to receive the Airports Council International (ACI) accreditation under the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation (AEA) program, a first-of-its-kind program dedicated to airport accessibility. The program is designed to help airports measure, evaluate, and improve their accessibility management and culture. It is the only international assessment or accreditation program dedicated to airports’ accessibility to passengers with disabilities. “As the largest airport in Canada, we are leading…

    Breaking News

  • Make Your Events More Inclusive

      In an effort to offer more inclusive events, we should consider all of the factors that could possibly limit or exclude a person from attending an event including physical limitations, phobias and/or disabilities; cognitive impairments, mental health, transportation to event locations. When we think about how EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility) relates to events, it is critical to identify all of the possible ways in which people can interact with our content. Once that has been established, it’s…

    Accessibility, Event Operations

  • security

    Three Canadian Airports Join SITA

      Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, one of North America’s largest airport groups, have joined with SITA  to modernize the passenger experience with SITA’s flagship common-use check-in and gate system. “Our combined vision is to offer the best passenger experience in Canada and highest-quality services to our airlines and industry partners,” said Megan Gupton, chief technology officer and senior director, IT for The Calgary Airport Authority. “As air traffic rebounds, we see several benefits to our guests in furthering technological solutions like facial recognition boarding—getting us closer to our…

    Breaking News

  • DEI

    How to Make the Events Industry More Inclusive and Diverse

    Inclusion and diversity have been major topics of discussion in recent months. The senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of police that was captured on camera and broadcast around the world has forced leaders, business owners and industry to face an ugly truth — we live in a society that is plagued with injustice and inequality. This ‘new’ learning (for some) has prompted many figureheads to take a verbal stance, displaying their allyship to black and minority communities.…

    Meeting Community

  • tourism awards finalists

    BCIT Centre for Ecocities Internationally Recognized for Impact of 2019 Event

    Ecocity Builders and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Ecocity Centre are the recipients of the 2020 Incredible Impacts Award in recognition of an event they hosted that excelled in areas such as sustainability, accessibility and ecology. The announcement was made Sept. 24, by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the BestCities Global Alliance. “There’s never been a more important time to showcase the major milestones our industry can overcome, and we hope this year’s winners provide…

    Breaking News

  • Black in Events Marks Launch with Worldwide Virtual Event

    A new global network for black professionals working in the events industry is set to make its official debut at its first-ever virtual event. On Aug. 19, from 12:00-1:45 p.m. EST, Black in Events will host ‘Accelerating Change in the Business of Events.’ The group’s mission is to bring awareness and opportunities to a growing and underrepresented group in the billion-dollar sector. “Black people are consistently marginalized in events industry roles and it’s not because we’re not here; rather, we’re…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • awards award

    Call for Nominations Opens for Expanded Industry Recognition Program

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) has expanded its 2020 Hall of Leaders recognition program to include global awards for social impact, adaptation and innovation. “Honouring individuals and organizations that have offered a lasting impact on our industry is essential,” says EIC board member, Cathy Breden, who chairs the Hall of Leaders task force. “Recognizing their contributions provides inspiration for all of us and creates a pathway for emerging leaders and future contributions.” The Hall of Leaders is a lifetime achievement…

    Breaking News

  • Inclusive by design: Creating the perfect environment for all event attendees

    By Mariela McIlwraith As event planners and designers, we create the environment in which our participants live, learn, share and innovate. In creating these environments, we have an opportunity to design them to be welcoming, inclusive and accessible in a way that encourages full and dignified participation for all. It’s not only the right thing to do — it’s also good business sense to expand your audience, improve the quality of your events, and strengthen your reputation. Here are some easy…

    Accessibility, Event Operations

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