Welcome to the READ Initiative website.  READ stands for Research, Education, Accessibility and Design.

Building on Carleton University’s well established reputation as a leader in providing access to students with disabilities, the READ Initiative demonstrates the level of involvement and expertise that Carleton already has in the disability/accessibility field and endeavors to propel Carleton into a global leadership role in creating a world that is accessible and inclusive.

We bring the expertise in all academic disciplines and service departments at Carleton into collaboration with individuals and organizations world-wide that are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Please explore our web pages and contact us if you are interested in accessibility.  Whether you are an individual with a disability, a researcher, or an organization working in the field of accessibility, you can play a part in creating greater accessibility.  Please use our Contact Us page to join the conversation.