The Accessibility Institute at Carleton University is proud to announce the launch of a new collaboration with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) that will explore employment outcomes for recent postsecondary graduates with disabilities. 

The project, titled “SURF – Sourcing Understanding thru Research for Future Talent”, will gather data on how long it takes postsecondary graduates with disabilities to find paid employment and what resources and supports they are able to draw on as they transition to the workforce.

The three-year project will provide valuable insights that will contribute to the advancement of Accessibility Standards Canada’s next generation of accessibility standards related to program and service design and delivery, employment, and school-to-work transitions.

As a collaborating project partner, the Accessibility Institute will contribute subject matter expertise and support project data collection, marketing, and promotion.

Visit the project webpage for additional information and ongoing project updates.


The Accessibility Institute, based at Carleton University, is a dynamic hub for multi-disciplinary accessibility research, education, training, and community engagement.

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities. As innovators and agents of change, they build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes. CCRW offers disability confidence training, employer incentives, accommodation assessments, consulting services, and job search assistance.


For more information about the Accessibility Institute’s involvement in the SURF Project, please contact:

Boris Vukovic
Director, Accessibility Institute
Carleton University