Collaboration between instructors, disability counsellors increases postsecondary accessibility: Opinion


Collaboration between instructors and disability counsellors can make postsecondary education more accessible, writes Queen’s University Adjunct Associate Professor Philip Burge and National Educational Association of Disabled Students board chairperson Maggie Lyons-MacFarlane. Burge discusses the strategies and initiatives that institutions have introduced to improve accessibility in recent years, such as conducting accessibility audits or supporting partnerships between teaching faculty and disability counsellors, as well as the challenges faced by staff in the sector. The author points to a study conducted at Humber College, which found that collaborations between teaching faculty and learning specialists and disability counsellors supported greater implementation of universal design, which made learning more accessible.

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