Welcome to the READ Initiative website.  READ stands for Research, Education, Accessibility and Design.

Building on Carleton University’s reputation in supporting persons with disabilities, the READ Initiative endeavours to establish Carleton as a Centre of Excellence in Accessibility, through multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral research, education and development toward a world that is accessible and inclusive.

We bring the expertise across all academic disciplines and service departments at Carleton into collaboration with individuals and organizations that are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Please explore our web pages and contact us if you are interested in research, education, design and development in accessibility.  Whether you are an individual with a disability, a researcher, or an organization, we would like to hear from you.  Please use our Contact page to join the conversation.

Please note that in following the recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the READ Initiative is operating online and staff are working remotely during our regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday). The best way to reach us is by email at READ.Initiative@carleton.ca

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

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