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Global Accessibility Awarness Day and Steve Barclay from Aroga Technologies

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It's Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21st!

For details of all the events taking place, visit: http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

Also, join us for a discussion with

Steve Barclay
Chief Operations Officer from Aroga Technologies

About Steve Barclay, COO
Steven Barclay (Steve) is one of the most respected voices in Canada in the field of assistive technology (AT). Educated in computer technology, Steve joined Aroga as the company's first employee to manage its service and customer relations department. In July of 2014 Steve became the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Partner. Steve had previously worked in or managed every department of the company, most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Steve has a passion for matching technologies to individual needs of people while working closely with education systems, school boards, government funding agencies and technology assessors. Steve is a co-author of Fostering Independence Through Refreshable Braille Technology, a research project funded by Human Resources Development Canada through the Office of Learning Technology. He is a founding member of the Children's Low Vision Project of British Columbia, a program that assesses children's vision needs in a classroom environment and provides technologies to assist with education. He has been a past organizer and volunteer for the Bowen Island Technology Camp, a partnership between Aroga, SET-BC - Special Education Technology BC and CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He has also been a volunteer at Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students, a program offered for blind and visually impaired children in Huntsville Alabama.

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The first meet-up went great!

Thank you to all of those who joined us to connect on these topics. Going forward, we will look to bring in speakers and anyone and everyone is invited to present on the challenges, accomplishments and questions that you might have about accessibility and inclusive design. Have a topic in mind? Let us know and join us at the next meet-up in May.

Location remains the same with snacks and drinks!