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The Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) training program held its seventh annual symposium and program showcase on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023. This year’s symposium was a hybrid event; attendees attended both in person or virtually.

The READi training program organizes a symposium each year to provide students with an opportunity to gather with READi faculty, partners, and collaborating organizations and share what they learned over the course of their multidisciplinary learning experience at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and Queen’s University.

Event Details

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Delivery: Hybrid (Attend in person or online)
In Person Location: Teraanga Commons Conference Rooms (2nd Floor), Carleton University

The theme of this year’s symposium was Looking Back and Looking Forward.

The Keynote address, “Where have we come from and what’s next for accessibility in Canada?” was delivered by Dr. Michael J. Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria (UVic).

The current cohort of READi students then presented their Action Team Projects, followed by a READi alumni panel and remarks by Program Director, Dr. Adrian DC Chan, reflecting on the progress, milestones, and accomplishments of the READi Program over the past seven years.

The afternoon portion of the event invited attendees to discuss and envision the next phase of accessibility education.

The symposium concluded with a networking reception.


If you have any questions about this event, please email: create-readi@cunet.carleton.ca