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Join New Committees for Accessibility Standards

Apply to join our new technical committees

We are happy to recruit members for two (2) new technical committees:

Technical Committee for Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence Systems and 
Technical Committee for Existing Built Environment.


These committees will each create a standard in their area.

The knowledge and experience of people with disabilities and other experts are instrumental to the creation of world-class standards.

Want to contribute to these standards? Here is your chance to be a part of the solution! Don’t hesitate to share this message with your network.

To learn more about each individual technical committee or the members’ role, click on the links below:

Technical Committee for Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence Systems


Technical Committee for Existing Built Environment


Deadline: You have until August 10, 2023, to apply.

Participation in committees is on a volunteer basis. If members do not represent an organization, they could receive compensation.

Who should apply?

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our organization. We aim for the same thing when creating our committees. We are looking for 12 to 18 members per committee in the following categories:

People with disabilities
Indigenous peoples*
Consumer and public interest
Academic and research bodies
Non-governmental organizations
Government bodies and authorities with jurisdiction
Labour and unions
Standards development bodies
Federally regulated industries and workplaces
Federally regulated public sector bodies, municipalities, and territorial private-sector firms
Business and industry

*Please note: People with disabilities and Indigenous peoples are encouraged to apply. They can be part of any stakeholder category.

It could be you! 

Apply today by clicking here to visit our website.

Trish Coupal at 10:39 AM
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