- Coordinating Initiatives
- Sharing and Communicating Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices
Carleton has been a leader in accessibility, through both application and research, for decades. Our policies, guidelines, and best practices are shared locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
- The Strategic Integrated Plan (SIP) 2013-2018 is a plan to move Carleton into the future.
- The Coordinated Accessibility Strategy provides a framework to guide our ongoing commitment toward a campus that is accessible and inclusive.
- The READ Initiative highlights and cultivates our expertise, leadership and collaboration with the community to create greater accessibility and a more inclusive world.
- The Canadian Accessibility Network is a hub to lead a national partnership in advancing accessibility through research, design and innovation, education and training, policy, employment and community engagement.
- Strategic Integrated Plan (SIP) 2013-2018
- Coordinated Accessibility Strategy
- Human Rights Policy
- Policy on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
- Accommodation Policy for Employees with Disabilities
- Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Policy
- AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (2016) (PDF, 736kb)
- Carleton University Disability Research Group
- Disability Studies (Minor)
- Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) Training program
- AODA training
Carleton has a history of employing our students with disabilities as staff, faculty and volunteers and ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment
- Canadian Accessibility Network: A national partnership in advancing accessibility through research, design and innovation, education and training, policy, employment, and community engagement.
- Involvement in research partnering with other institutions and industry, e.g., the Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3 hub): focusing on sensor-based smart technologies; the L5 Nepean test track and the earlier EcoDrive Infrastructure to Vehicle (I2V) Connected Vehicle pilot, focusing on connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies.
- Make the Cut: a transition program hosted by Carleton and Algonquin College designed to assist secondary students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder successfully move to college or university.
- Enable Ottawa 2019: A three-day forum that brings together organizations active in the development of innovative solutions to accessibility.
- Hire a Student With a Disability: On or off-campus employers can register to find Carleton grads or students or get involved in co-op opportunities.
- Consultations with the federal government on Bill C-81: The Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada, which was tabled in the House of Commons in June 2018.
- Carleton has been involved in national and international organizations and conferences on accessibility, e.g., Canadian Disability Studies Association conferences; Canadian Disabilities Council; International Summit on Accessibility (hosted by Carleton in 2014); and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
- READ Initiative: Carleton is being established as a Centre of Excellence in Accessibility through research and development toward a world that is accessible and inclusive.
- The Canadian Accessibility Network, with READ as its operational hub, will lead a national partnership in advancing accessibility through research, design and innovation, education and training, policy, employment, and community engagement.