AU, RRU take steps to increase accessibility for people with disabilities


Two universities have announced increased efforts to make it easier for people with disabilities to access postsecondary education. Athabasca University has partnered with Inclusion Alberta to provide people with disabilities with inclusive education opportunities. Students with intellectual disabilities will be fully included in AU programs and courses in a way that works around their learning needs and work-life commitments. Royal Roads University announced that it has met the Accessible BC Act requirements. To meet these requirements, a project team engaged with RRU’s community, conducting research, attending workshops, and consulting with disability advocates to create the university’s first institutional Accessibility Plan. RRU has also created the RRU Accessibility Committee, which brings knowledge, lived experiences, and skills together to guide the university on accessibility work.