The Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) training program launched September 1, 2017. Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE), READi is the first interdisciplinary post-secondary accessibility-training program offered in Canada.
READi is unique with its multidisciplinary cohorts of students from Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Queen’s University, who retain a research focus in their home programs (e.g., engineering, information technology, design, human-computer interaction, and music), and adds theory and practice (learning by doing) in accessibility under the guidance of an interdisciplinary team. READi acknowledges the importance of affective learning (emotion/feeling), where trainees not only gain the knowledge and skills to meet accessibility needs (i.e., cognitive learning) but also develop the inspiration and motivation to do so.
Adrian D. C. Chan
Adrian L. Jessup Schneider
A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Impact of a Graduate Student Accessibility Training on Student Learning Outcomes
Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE ’23), 2023
Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) Training Program: Preparing Graduate Students for Careers in Accessibility Research and Design
EduCHI 2021, 2021
Diversifying Accessibility Education: Presenting and Evaluating an Interdisciplinary Accessibility Training Program
21st Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2021
Assessing the Experience of People with Autism at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
CHI EA '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2020
Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi): Integrating Post-Secondary Training in Accessibility
the Canadian Engineering Education Association conference , 2018