1. Coordinating Initiatives
  2. Sharing and Communicating Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices
    1. Within Carleton
    2. Beyond Carleton
  3. Leadership

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.

Coordinating Initiatives

  • 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.

Sharing and Communicating Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices

Within Carleton

Policies

Interdisciplinary Efforts

Best Practices

Carleton has a history of employing our students with disabilities as staff, faculty and volunteers and ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment

Beyond Carleton

  • 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 one-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.

Leadership

  • 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.