1. New Projects
  2. Collaborate with the Accessibility Institute
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The Accessibility Institute is continuously leading and contributing to a number of applied research projects that help realize our mission and advance our objectives in accessibility-related research, education, training, and community engagement.

To view our recent projects and ongoing work, please visit the Accessibility Institute’s Active Projects and Completed Projects webpages.

New Projects

The Accessibility Institute is always looking to join or start new projects that will:

  • Increase Carleton University’s profile as a leader in accessibility research and development.
  • Support increased program emphasis in all faculties in areas of disability, universal design, accessibility and inclusion.
  • Support research and solution based projects on accessibility in all disciplines.
  • Engage students and faculty at Carleton with people with disabilities and the broader community locally, nationally and globally, offering interactive learning opportunities for students and support and solutions to the community.

Collaborate with the Accessibility Institute

The Accessibility Institute is interested in partnerships with, and can offer supports to, Carleton University faculty and researchers interested in integrating accessibility perspectives into ongoing or future projects within their home discipline and field of research.

Research collaborations with the Accessibility Institute will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a highly interdisciplinary and applied field of accessibility that contributes to the greater equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) space.
  • Leverage the Institute’s existing relationships and networks in accessibility, including higher education, government, not-for-profit, and industry.
  • Access support during grant development in addition to institutional research services (e.g. accessibility-specific proposal content, or interactions with accessibility funding programs and organizations).
  • Receive Institute support post-award (hiring of project staff, finance management, etc.) in addition to one’s regular institutional post-award services.
  • Benefit from the Institute’s subject matter expertise in accessibility (as co-PI’s, advising on EDI, ensuring thorough accessibility of projects, etc.)
  • Collaborate with researchers from diverse disciplines and facilitate recruitment of research partners across non-academic sectors.
  • Gain guidance and practice in engaging with community groups with lived experience of disability and facilitating collaborative, participative, and equitable research practices and knowledge mobilization.
  • Develop a relationship with the Institute as a national leader in the emerging field of accessibility.

Those interested in a research collaboration with the Accessibility Institute should be prepared to:

  • Allocate a negotiated proportion of the administrative overhead (indirect costs budget line) to the Accessibility Institute.
  • Where possible/appropriate, budget for research project staff, including a research lead, project coordinator, and research assistants. The Institute can facilitate the hiring of these positions.
  • Maintain communication between the researcher (PI or co-PI) and the Institute and provide regular updates on project progress.
  • Acknowledge the Accessibility Institute at Carleton University on publications based on the collaborative project.


If you have questions or would like additional information about opportunities to collaborate with the Accessibility Institute, please email Boris Vukovic.