Access to Academic Materials for Post-Secondary Students with Print Disabilities
DISABILITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS’ SUBMISSIONS
In May 2004, NEADS invited disability service organizations, colleges and universities to submit position papers on the provision of alternate format materials, considering both their perception of the situation as it currently exists in Canada, and the overall service provision in post-secondary institutions. This section includes those submissions received by NEADS throughout the Access to Academic Materials Project. Some of these papers were written for, and submitted to, NEADS as unique documents; others are papers previously submitted to other bodies, which have been forwarded to NEADS for our consideration as well. In each case, this distinction has been made. The content of these submissions appears as it was submitted to our organization.
The submissions included here have been contributed by organizations that provide support to students with print disabilities. They outline many of the challenges each organization has seen in the provision of alternate-format academic materials, as well as some valuable recommendations for addressing these challenges.
The following organizations provided the submissions included in this document:
- Assistive Technology BC
- Disability Service Providers in Post-Secondary Education in Alberta
- Canadian Association of Disability Service Providers in Post-Secondary Education (CADSPPE)
- Ontario Ministry of Education, Steering Committee on Transcription Services
- W. Ross MacDonald School
- College Committee on Disability Issues
- Canadian Association of Educational Resource Centres for Alternate Formats (CAER)
- British Columbia College and Institute Library Services (CILS)