The READ Initiative has partnered with McGill University’s Faculty of Education and its International Institute of Education (MIIE), Academics without Borders, the University of Dar es Salaam, and Patandi Teachers’ College, to support numerous development opportunities for teachers working with children with disabilities. Some of these opportunities include supporting the teaching and learning at the St. Francis School for Able and Disabled Children in Moshi, Tanzania, and adapting curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
The READ Initiative has been engaged by Transport Canada to investigate the current state of accessible vehicles in taxi and rideshare services in Canada. This collaborative project endeavours to develop a quantitative picture of the number of accessible taxis and rideshare vehicles and a contextual qualitative understand of accessible vehicle availability and requests in Atlantic provinces. The goal of this work is to provide a strategy for collecting this data that will enable Transport Canada to later expand data collection into a Canada-wide project.
Following the successful completion of the David C. Onley Initiative 1.0 (2018 – 2020) , the DCOI 2.0 project is continuing the efforts toward improving employment outcomes of post-secondary students with disabilities in Ontario. The DCOI 2.0 aims to share and build the foundational knowledge of Ontario post-secondary institutions towards increasing accessibility by introducing an online platform to guide the implementation of best practices and learnings of DCOI Collective Impact Strategy.