1. Project Roles
  2. Areas of Research
  3. Project-Based Work
  4. Current Opportunities
  5. Contact

The READ Initiative (READ) has a reputation for conducting world-class research that advances accessibility for persons with disabilities. Visit the READ Projects webpage to learn more about ongoing and completed research projects.

READ is regularly hiring staff to support ongoing and upcoming research projects and we are always looking to connect with skilled and talented individuals who share our passion for accessibility. 

Apply to Current Opportunities.

Project Roles

READ is regularly seeking individuals with experience and skills in the following roles:

Areas of Research

READ research projects require expertise in and knowledge of one or more of the following visible and non-visible disabilities and industries:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Intellectual
  • Cognitive
  • Neurodiversity, neurodivergence, and autism
  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Sensory
  • Mobility
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Procurement
  • Acoustics
  • Daily Living
  • Education

Project-Based Work

All research project-based positions are supported through external funders (Tri-Council, provincial ministries, Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), etc.) and have defined start and end dates. The nature of these positions involves limited access to Carleton University resources and benefits. There will be no opportunity for contract extensions. Positions will vary in length depending on the needs of each project.

Current Opportunities

We are currently hiring for the following research project-based positions. Click a job title to view the position description and application details.

Job Title, Project Funder Start and End Date Deadline to Apply
Community Liaison, Recommended Practices for Neuroinclusivity Accessibility Standards Canada September 1, 2022 to June 26, 2024 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2022
Pilot Project Lead (x4), DCOI 2.0 Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024 August 23, 2022

If you have skills and experience in one or more Project Roles and are interested in working with READ on a future research project, please send a copy of your resume to read.initiative@carleton.ca to be added to the READ Initiative candidate pool.


For more information about working with the READ Initiative or to inquire about any open positions, please email read.initiative@carleton.ca.