Classroom Accommodations & Accessibility Co-Design

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In partnership with Accessibility Services (St. George), the Classroom Accommodations & Accessibility Co-Design project builds on our previous project exploring student and instructor needs in navigating the classroom accommodations process which aimed at enhancing universal design of learning at the University. As part of this project, the Innovation Hub will develop and facilitate a series of design thinking sessions, sharing back our research findings and the Province of Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Standards for Accessibility initial recommendations with the community, and brainstorming ways of bringing these to life at the University. 

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Access for Every Student

All students have equitable access to programs, services, resources, and spaces.

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Integrated Learning Experience

Students engage fully in learning experiences both within and outside of the classroom.

'Call for Participation' Blog Post (Coming Soon)

Research Team

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Sabrina Wu

Levon sitting in a colourful restaurant, smiling to the camera

Levon Karakoyun

Gauri is smiling to the camera, with long dark hair and a white top.

Gauri Patki

Alex standing in front of a brick wall, smiling to the camera

Alex McLean

Sherry standing outdoors with trees and foliage surrounding her

Sherry Zhang

Nan standing outside on a sunny day, holding a bouquet of roses

Nan Wang

Design & Communications Team

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Kaitlyn Corlett

A photo of Akshay, who is wearing a grey suit standing infront of an off-grey background

Akshay Mahimtura

OUR FINDINGS:

This project began in Summer 2021. Click the button below, or scroll down to learn more. 

Summer 2021: What are student and instructor experiences of navigating accomodations?

Students are increasingly seeking Accessibility Services in order to be supported in their learning needs and accommodations with courseworkPart of this process of seeking support is arranged between instructors and students, which can be complex given the diversity of students and instructors' needs. Through consultation and in partnership with Accessibility Services, we sought to better understand of the experiences of the accommodation process between instructors and students. The findings were shared to enhance the universal design of learning at the University. 

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Research Team

Sabrina standing outside with the ocean in the background, wearing a colourful scarf

Sabrina Wu

Isabel is outside, wearing a black t-shirt and smiling towards the camera.

Isabel Armiento

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Levon Karakoyun

A photo of Nhi looking towards the camera. They are outside, with mountains and trees in the background.

Nhi Nguyen

Ritika standing outdoors on a sunny day

Ritika Sharma

Peiyu is wearing a white shirt with a black coat, standing in front of a colourful brick wall.

Peiyu Wang

Design & Communications Team

Kaitlyn wearing long pink earrings, standing infront of a brick wall

Kaitlyn Corlett

Ecem smiling to the camera wearing a green long sleeved shirt

Ecem Sungur

Vlada smiling, looking off to the side in a brightly lit studio

Vlada Gorchkova