1. Educating the Educators
    1. Best Practices
    2. Policies, Knowledge and Skills
  2. Teaching Students
    1. Skills-Focused Certification Training Programs
    2. Other Training

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.

Educating the Educators

Helping instructors understand how ― and why ― to make their courses available to all their students.

Best Practices

Policies, Knowledge and Skills

Teaching Students

Skills-Focused Certification Training Programs

Other Training

  • 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.