Are you interested in participating in a Working Group?

Are you interested in participating in a Working Group?

Do you have relevant expertise? Are you a member or representative of a group or organization that could make a substantive contribution to the creation of a self-sustaining accessibility certification model in Ontario? Are you prepared to make a commitment to make this happen? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may want to apply to participate in one of our working groups.

Members will represent a broad and balanced range of skill sets and communities. As a member, you will be a key influencer in the development and design of an accessibility certification model, drawing on existing tools, expertise, and lived experience to create a model that works for all members of a community. 

Working Group Member Selection Critieria

General Criteria for Consultation Participants

  • Representation – the individual is recognized within a sector and represents one or more sectors/interests within the larger accessibility or business community
  • Accessibility Awareness – demonstrates a general understanding of accessibility challenges
  • Ability to Work in a Group – respectful of other perspectives, and demonstrates an ability to work through complex issues and build consensus
  • Diversity –participants represent a broad cross-section of interests, concerns, and subject matter expertise
  • Availability – available to fulfill responsibilities; willingness to commit time to the process
  • Professional or Lived Experience – significant experience in the accessibility or business sectors

Criteria for Working Group Members

  • Specific Expertise – demonstrates a unique and diverse understanding of the full range of accessibility and/or business perspectives demonstrates technical and practical expertise and understanding within the subject area of their working group
  • Consensus Building – fosters collaboration and demonstrates an ability to compromise and find common solutions
  • Problem-solving – able to develop and propose technical solutions within their area of expertise
  • Commitment – motivated to build a successful accessibility certification model; able to commit 5-10 hours over three weeks to discussion through a variety of channels 
  • Communication – ability to review complex ideas and communicate them clearly and concisely in written reports
  • Open Government Awareness – understands and supports Open Government requirements of the process 

Applications have closed

Anyone interested in participating in a working group could submit an online application on until the close of applications at the end of January 2016.  Following the close of applications, Deloitte used the Working Group Member Selection Criteria to determine working group members.

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