1. What is the Student AccessAbility Training Program?
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. Schedule of Activities
    1. Fall Term
    2. Winter Term
  4. Who can participate?
  5. Key details
  6. Program Support

What is the Student AccessAbility Training Program?

The Student AccessAbility Training Program (formerly the Student Accessibility Champions program) invests in student growth by providing stackable skills that complement content-specific upskilling, foster awareness of workplace power skills, and promote personal and professional development in accessibility.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of accessibility principles: Gain a deeper understanding of the principles and practices of accessibility and the barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in various contexts.
  • Acquire practical skills for promoting accessibility: Learn practical skills and techniques to improve accessibility.
  • Enhance leadership skills: Gain the ability to communicate effectively, raise awareness, and influence others to prioritize accessibility and inclusion.
  • Cultivate personal and professional growth: Foster personal and professional growth by reflecting on one’s own values, biases, and assumptions related to accessibility. Develop self-awareness, and empathy to effectively engage with diverse populations.

Schedule of Activities

Fall Term

  • Accessibility Workshops
  • Professional Coffee Chats
  • Power Skills Sessions
  • Mentorship

Winter Term

  • Professional Coffee Chats
  • Power Skills Sessions
  • Accessibility Workshops

Who can participate?

Students with Work Integrated Learning placements at the Accessibility Institute.

Key details

  • Time commitment is 10-12 hours total for the academic year (Fall and Winter terms)
  • Students who successfully complete the program will be able to add “Student AccessAbility Training” to their Co-curricular Record

Program Support

As an ally in accessibility, we could use your help. Funds donated to support this initiative through Carleton’s FutureFunder campaign will help bring real change to our community. External funds are utilized to support students, which may involve hiring a student coordinator, providing small honorariums to participants, or covering the costs of bringing in relevant speakers.

To learn more about how you can contribute to the Accessibility Institute at Carleton and help create a more accessible and inclusive Canada visit our FutureFunder Campaign.