Service: Community

A summary of past community service roles.

Accessibility Standards Advisory Council to Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services
(2005 to 2009)

National Captioning Institute Inc..; 1993-1999; First non-USA Director

Bell Canada Consumer Advisory Panel, Member, 1991-1993

The Canadian Hearing Society, Board of Directors. Charitable organization serving deaf and hard of hearing people, founded in 1940.
First deaf President 1990-1992, Past-President 1992-1994, Director 1988-89 Vice President 1989-90.
Member, Access 2000 Committee and its Public Places Subcommittee; promoting practical solutions to achieve accessibility to public places for deaf and hard of hearing people by the year 2000;
1988-1990 Trillium grant committee for establishment of CHS Equity Training

Ontario Ministry of Health
Advisory Committee on Hearing Aid Services; Member, 1989-1992
Assistive Devices Program Hearing Aid Subcommittee; Member, 1988-1990 (committee superseded by the Advisory Committee on Hearing Aid Services)

Association of Late-Deafened Adults
Chair, Host Committee; 1994, International Convention (ALDAcon) 
program book copywriter, editor, and publisher, 1994
ALDA membership infrastructure (database) development and maintenance, 1993–1994 
first non-USA director, Secretary, and Chair, Membership Committee 1993 
Member, Planning Committee, ALDAcon: Chicago 1991 and Boston 1992 
Program Committee ALDAcon 1992, 1993, 1994 
Established ALDA Reader (annual anthology series) and edited three volumes, contributing dozens of articles
Editor & Publisher, Blue Jay Bulletin 1992–1994

Canadian Deafened Persons Association
Founding Member
Member at Large—Executive Committee 1990-1992
self-help group leader, Toronto group 1990-1991

Foxport Terrier Trials fund-raiser for Sunshine Riding for the Disabled, accredited Jack Russell Terrier trial of the American Working Terriers Association, trials secretary (1994), assistant (1987–1993 except 1988)

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (, and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.