Information and Communications Accessibility Standard Development Committee, Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), Province of Manitoba
As a committee member I am responsible for:
- Identifying and considering the nature of barriers experienced by people with a range of disabilities in the area of information and communication in Manitoba
- Evaluating and reviewing existing information and communication standards and legislation
- Providing recommendations for a proposed Accessibility Information and Communication Standard for the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)
Accessibility for Manitoban’s Act Information and Communication Subcommittee, University of Manitoba
I was involved in recommending guidelines for UofM’s:
- Visual Identity Guidelines
- Web Standards Guidelines
- Social Media Guidelines
- Procurement Policies
I also developed and provided presentations on Web Accessibility for faculty and staff.
Extend Education Website, University of Manitoba
I designed and developed Extended Education’s website from concept to launch and beyond, built on the WordPress platform following the principles of Universal Design, usability, User Experience (UX), and W3’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Projects
Canadian Human Rights Toolkit
Canadian Human Rights Toolkit is a searchable database of education resources for grades K-12 developed by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).
I lead the development of this resource, which included project management and leading a team of developers, writers and editors, while working closely with CTF’s content providers and developers.
Classroom Activities are based upon activities designed by Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education for the Play it Fair! and Speaking Rights programs. They were collaboratively adapted for use by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and seek to promote human rights, non-discrimination and peaceful conflict resolution through active participation and capacity-building.
I worked with Equitas in the evaluation and selection of activities and assisted in developing accessible alternatives. I co-developed the documents in accessible PDF format.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Mobile App
Journey of Inspiration is a self-guided tour with mobile app developed by CMHR. I was involved in early development and direction, and was responsible for providing accessibility to all of the museum’s text content.
- 2015 American Alliance of Museums Muse Award: Mobile Applications: Gold
- Applied Arts 2015 Interactive Awards
- International Design and Communication Awards 2015 for Best App / Gold winner
- 2015 Jodi Awards for innovation and excellence in the use of digital media. Jodi Mattes Trust Awards, includes Mobile Program with Universal Access Points (UAP)
- 2015 Gold Award from the International Association of Universal Design (IAUD)
Speak Truth to Power Canada
Speak Truth to Power Canada (STTP Canada) is a Canadian adaptation of Speak Truth to Power, a project initiated by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, developed in partnership between the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Assembly of First Nations.
I was involved in early development conceptualization and technological development of STTP Canada.
- 2016 Award of Outstanding Achievement in New Media, Canadian Museums Association (CMA)
CMHR’s School Programs
National Student Program
CMHR was built on the premise of becoming a national centre for human rights education. The National Student Program aimed to bring national student groups in grades 7-12 to Winnipeg for week long programs in human rights education.
I was involved in the strategic program planning process, and evaluation and testing of programs and workshops with students in grades 7-12.
University of Manitoba
As an E-Learning Specialist with Information and Systems Technology at UofM, I was responsible for administration, training, support, and technical solutions for two Learning Management Systems: Angel Learning and D2L. I was also the functional lead on the LMS replacement project responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of UofM’s enterprise LMS.