As May 16 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Carleton experts are available to discuss topics related to accessibility and digital technology.

Larry McCloskey
Director, Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities


McCloskey is the director of Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC). The PMC co-ordinates academic accommodations and provides a variety of support services to students with disabilities, including one-on-one learning support, note taking, adaptive equipment loans and sign language interpretation. The PMC is recognized throughout Ontario and across Canada for its service to students with disabilities and as a leader in accessibility.

Adrian Chan
Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1535

Chan is the director of the Research and Education in Accessibility, Design and Innovation (READi) – the first interdisciplinary post-secondary accessibility-training program offered in Canada. His research interests include biological signal processing, biomedical signal quality assessment, pattern recognition, assistive devices and non-invasive sensor systems.

Boris Vukovic
Director, READ Initiative

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 1988

In his role as the director of the Research, Education, Accessibility and Design (READ) Initiative, Vukovic is committed to Carleton University’s status as a national leader in accessibility. For more than 15 years, Vukovic has worked to support the success of Carleton students with disabilities – through leadership, direct student services, faculty development, applied research and professional standards. He has done research related to inclusive teaching practices of university faculty and disability-related assessments.

Mojtaba Ahmadi
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 4057

Ahmadi’s research interests include robotic analysis, design and control; machine and biological locomotion; mechatronics, linear and nonlinear control; simulation, virtual reality, distributed and real-time control. Applications of this research include robotic rehabilitation and assistive devices for human locomotion; robotic systems for aerospace, aeronautics, flight simulators and wind tunnel testing; as well as robotic and mechatronic systems analysis and design for special applications.

Media Contact
Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8834

Carleton Flipboard account:
Follow us on Twitter:
Need an expert? Go to:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in
Share: Twitter, Facebook

More News Posts