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Accessibility Skills Workshops

Workshops offered by Adaptive Technology Centre introduce you to the challenges faced by students with disabilities, and explore the technology that enhances their learning environment. Ideal for those who intend to work with those with disabilities.

The following workshops may be offered this term:

  • Accessibility Awareness: Discover some of the challenges faced by students with disabilities attending university. What can you do to create a more inclusive environment? - Online Tutorial -
  • Be Inspired!: Learn how to use Inspiration software to organize, research, and write your essays.
  • Introduction to Adaptive Technology: Learn about assistive devices, specialized software, and computer technologies that enable you to study, take notes, research and write more effectively. - Online Tutorial -
  • Creating an Accessible Learning Environment - An Expanding Horizons Workshop for Graduate and Professional Students: Learn about disability issues in the classroom, how to enhance accessibility for all students, and what the instructor's responsibilities are in accommodating students with disabilities.

The QLC has also put together an online accessibility toolkit, an open resource which provides information on creating an accessible learning environment.  Specifically, it contains checklists and step-by-step instructions on creating accessible media (Microsoft Office and pdf documents, videos and websites) as well as information on teaching students with disabilities.  You can check it out at this link: Accessibility Toolkit.