When: Monday 12 November, 11am
Where: Pat Hanan Room (2017-501)
University of Auckland
18 Symonds Street
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto Visiting Professor of Legal Ethics and Public Interest Advocacy, Osgoode Hall Law School
Canadian experience with accessibility legislation – what has Ontario done right or wrong on accessibility? And what will the Federal Government’s ‘Accessible Canada’ do for disabled Canadians? Legal & policy insights for New Zealand.
David Lepofsky, Canada’s leading disability rights lawyer, activist and academic, will share lessons on designing laws and standards to make Canada barrier-free for everyone. David is the thought leader and disability activist who spearheaded the design and implementation of accessibility laws in four of Canada’s provinces, and at the federal level. He is in New Zealand in November to advise and support the Access Alliance, a coalition of twelve disability organisations, leading the Access Matters Campaign to progress the work for New Zealand to enact strong and enforceable accessibility legislation, to enable universal access for all citizens.
David Lepofsky holds an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School (1979) and an LL.M from the Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1981, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law since 1991.