CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | Accessibility and the Concordia Student Experience

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | Accessibility and the Concordia Student Experience

In March 2018, the Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) in collaboration with QPIRG Concordia and Centre for Gender Advocacy, began working with and a pair of university researchers in order to carry out a study which aims to identify some major interests and gaps in accessibility and services for students and staff at Concordia.

Led by two student-researchers in the COMS and INDI departments, this research will contribute to a better understanding of:

  1. Barriers experienced at Concordia in terms of accessibility
  2. What participants would like to see further addressed in a educational workshop on accessibility in Concordia?
  3. The more nuanced and less visible elements of accessibility (social, communicational and sensorial) require more attention and open discussion amongst students, staff and the Concordia community.

Are you a Deaf or disabled student who would like to participate in a focus group discussion?

Are you a member of  the Concordia community (staff, volunteer, student) who would like to participate in a workshop?

You are invited to contact co-researcher, Aimee Louw at the following email address:

Focus Group | March 25, 2018

Workshop | April 24, 2018

This project is the first step of a longer student-engagement initiative. The goal is to increase access for students to extra-curricular and academic activities Please note: We have budgeted for ASL interpretation, we have budgeted for audio description of visual elements of the workshop. Wheelchair accessible location.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Aimee Louw, Co-researcher

Katie Jung, Co-researcher