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Mandi Crespo

Manager, Accessibility Consulting

Executive summary

Mandi Crespo the national accessibility consulting leader with six years of experience in consulting specializing in accessibility strategy and planning, and over 18 years of experience in post-secondary education. She has lived experience of a disability and has an extensive background leading initiatives that advance accessibility across Canada, bringing together individuals with diverse perspectives to drive cultural change.

She was previously the program manager of the Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) where she led efforts to increase collaboration across Canada's accessibility assets. She was the project manager for national initiatives including the creation of the CAN Accessible Language Guide and a national Disability Confidence Resource Guide.

Before joining CAN, Mandi served as an internal consultant at Carleton University where she spearheaded benchmarking, strategy and planning, change management, and faculty and staff development efforts. She managed large-scale projects related to accessibility, digital transformation, and university restructuring, as well as facilitating departmental change and continuous improvement initiatives. She also was a lead content developer and facilitator on faculty and staff learning and professional development initiatives.

Professional designations and education

Masters of Arts, Music and Culture, Carleton University (2009)
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2004)

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