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January 17, 2018: Editing for Accessibility

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members and student affiliates, $10 for non-members, and $5 for non-member students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Almost 14% of Canadians report being limited in their daily activities by a disability, and 10% of Canadians have print disabilities that affect how they are able to interact with and understand text. If you edit anything for the general public, you are editing for people with disabilities. In this reprise of her session at Editors Canada’s 2017 conference, Iva Cheung will offer concrete steps you can take to make the communications you work on as accessible as possible.

Iva Cheung is a Certified Professional Editor and a winner of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She is working on her PhD in knowledge translation in mental health.

BONUS! Enter the draw at the meeting for a special prize.

Editors’ pub night
No plans before the January meeting? Drop by the Elephant & Castle for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just catch up with other editors. Members and non-members are welcome. When you arrive, look for pub-night hosts Roma Ilnyckyj and Eva van Emden.

Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard Street (Marine Building)
When: Before the meeting, between 5:00 and 6:45 pm

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