Carleton University’s Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) is officially launching the first Canadian interdisciplinary, post-secondary accessibility training program. The READi Launch and Symposium will feature keynote speaker Kent Hehr, federal minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
When: Nov. 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration: The event is open to anyone in the Carleton community. You can register here
Media are invited to attend. Minister Hehr will be making a funding announcement at 11 a.m. prior to his keynote at 11:10 a.m. Also speaking are Carleton President Alastair Summerlee, Vice-President (Research and International), Rafik Goubran, and READi Director Adrian Chan.
The READi training program was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE). Students, researchers and collaborators from Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University are taking their disciplines (engineering, information technology, design, etc.) and adapting them to meet accessibility needs with the help of an interdisciplinary team.
The READi Symposium will be an outlet for attendees to network and discuss challenges and opportunities for accessibility. This event seeks to inspire and motivate more programs to become accessible while providing associates with the training and tools needed to broaden accessibility in education.
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