AcTinSite is a multi-centred interdisciplinary research study about accessibility in educational placements.
The partners on this project are two hospitals, two universities, and a college collaborating on a research project. The research project aims to build knowledge and skills needed in practitioners and students to make placement sites more accessible.
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AcTinSite has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council through an Insight Grant. This funding last for three years, from April 2020 to April 2023.
AcTinSite is a co-creation research project, which means we are working with
- people with disabilities,
- an organization that works towards accessibility,
- site mentors, and
- disability counsellors,
Make sure we create an online toolbox the everyone’s needs while still being are usable. We are working with these groups in different ways to “create” together. Some joined us for an interview, others will join our expert panel, and more will participate in a design charette.
Co-creation goes beyond getting individual knowledge. We won’t learn from unique, collective perspectives. We believe this will help take the pressure off students while making faculty and mentors more skilled in making accessible placement sites.
Everything we’re doing is going to make Canada more inclusive. It means more disabled people, or people with disabilities, get trained and enter the workforce. A diverse workforce helps everyone.