- Educating the Educators
- Teaching Students
Carleton has developed a series of best practices as well as relevant policies, knowledge, skills and attitudes throughout its academic programs to educate its instructors and its general student population in how to make campus and campus life accessible academically and physically.
Helping instructors understand how ― and why ― to make their courses available to all their students.
- AODA online training module: All Carleton University employees and volunteers, regardless of whether they have contact with the public, must complete the training for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- Preparing for Employment – Trends and Best Practices: An environmental scan of trends and best practices in employment preparation programs for students with disabilities at colleges and universities in Canada.
- Universal Instructional Design (also known as Universal Design for Learning): An instructional approach that opens opportunities for all students by using digital media and flexible instruction to help students meet their educational goals.
- Web accessibility webinars: A series of webinars prepared for staff and faculty to discuss standards in accessible websites and web presence.
- Web workshops on accessibility: How to make a website accessible, through structure, video, images, writing and tables.
- Educational Development Centre: A training facility that provides instructors with the tools, resources and information to make courses accessible (awareness, instructional techniques, etc.)
- Academic Accommodations Appeal Committee: A four-member committee, elected by the Senate, decides appeals on academic accommodations for students with disabilities. The decisions are final.
- Faculty Resource guides: Accommodation statement for course outline; Essential requirements; Universal Instructional Design; Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder; Working with students with hearing loss; Support for memory impairments; Note-taking accommodation and sample announcement.
- Emergency evacuation guidelines: Emergency evacuation of buildings and assistance to persons with disabilities.
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) web page: Information sharing for staff, faculty and students about the act.
- Video recording
- Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification: This accessibility assessor training program, introduced at Carleton in June 2019, combines theory and hands-on practice to train people planning, designing, and constructing the built environment to understand accessibility and measure the accessibility of their venues.
- Minor Degree in Disability Studies: In 2014, the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies introduced a disability studies program exploring historical, cultural, economic, physical and social aspects of disability, examining both the practicality of accessibility and theory of inclusion in society.
- Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) training program: The integrated solutions-oriented training program, begun in 2017, employs applied and experiential learning. Through active collaborations with businesses, non-government organizations, accessibility experts, and people with disabilities, students from Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Queen’s University, engage in an interdisciplinary environment that includes a diverse number of end-users in co-designing.
- American Sign Language: The course is offered in 1st to 4th years and as a certificate program.