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Accessibility Cafe with David Lepofsky Jan 22

Accessibility Cafe relaunches January 22, 2016 with David Lepofsky

Head shot of David LepofskyPresented by: Accessibility Queen’s and the Equity Office.

When: Friday January 22, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Would you like to help over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities tear down the many accessibility barriers that impede them from getting full access to jobs, public transit, education and all that Ontario has to offer its residents? We encourage all to attend. This Café is open to the general public and all in the Queen’s community (students, staff, and faculty). We want you to come, whether you have a disability, or know someone who has a disability, or could get a disability later in life. That includes everyone!


Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University

OPIRG is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston (OPIRG) is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016 academic year: Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University.

This grant, eligible to Queen’s University students, seeks to fund research that examines how, we as a campus, understand accessibility and how we do, or don’t, practice an accessibility politic.


The 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament - Saturday April 18th

The 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament

flyer for curling eventThe 3rd Annual Adaptive Curling Tournament is occurring on Saturday April 18th, at the Kingston Curling Club, and is a key fundraiser for Revved Up. This is a very exciting day and we hope you can become a part of it! We believe that this event will increase awareness for sports and disability, and will inspire people to become more involved in promoting accessibility and inclusivity within the community. 


Queen's launches accessibility training suite

Queen's launches accessibility training suite

By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer

A newly launched accessibility training suite gives the Queen’s community easy access to the training they require under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The training provides information about everyone’s responsibilities under the legislation and illustrates ways to incorporate the principles of accessibility into the services Queen’s provides.

The training suite was developed by the Equity Office with guidance from the Education, Training, and Awareness Working Group under the Queen’s Accessibility Framework. It consists of four modules:

  • Accessible Customer Service outlines the principles of accessibility when communicating and interacting with persons with disabilities.
  • Human Rights 101 outlines the university’s disability-related obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Access Forward provides an understanding of the standards in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
  • Accessible Instruction for Educators communicates information about making the classroom learning experience accessible to all.

Need help making your website accessible? Hire a student this summer!

Students can assist making your Queen's website Accessible

A popular program offered by Information Technology Services (ITS) to help academic and support units improve and create websites is returning this year. The Summer Student Web Resource Program (SSWRP), launched in 2009, hires Queen’s students to undertake website projects over the course of the summer.


Queen's embarks on two-year accessibility audit

Queen's embarks on two-year accessibility audit

By Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer

An accessibility audit of the university’s built environment will commence during reading week with a pilot audit of Stirling Hall and Jeffery Hall.

The pilot audit will test the data collection and reporting methodology before the first phase of the project begins in April 2015. Over a two-year period, the university will audit approximately 6-million square-feet of interior and exterior space in academic and administration buildings, libraries, student centres and any other buildings expected to undergo capital upgrades, updates or renovations.


Studio [Y] is recruiting!

Studio Y Information Session - Kingston @ Queen's University, Dunning 11

When: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

Studio Y is a fully-funded fellowship for young people 18-29 focused on learning, innovation, and leadership based out of the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada’s largest innovation hub. Each year, Studio Y invites 25 young people to participate in the full-time, 8-month Fellowship.