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NEADS Assistive Technology Survey

December 14, 2016

Assistive Technologies Research (Canada Student Loans Program, Permanent Disability Working Group, BC Ministry of Advanced Education)

Are you a Canadian post-secondary student with a disability who uses assistive technology to support your learning? If so, we'd like to hear from you! You are invited to volunteer to participate in an interview for a chance to win a $250.00 pre-paid Visa card.

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) – a Canadian non-profit research organization – is currently conducting a study on behalf of the provinces of British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island and the Canada Student Loan Program, Permanent Disability Working Group. The project is being led by BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education to better understand the use of assistive technologies (AT) to facilitate access to higher education for students with disabilities across Canada.

AT is any item, equipment, software, or system used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a student with a disability to help address barriers to education.

We are seeking current post-secondary students who use AT to volunteer for a 30-45 minute interview. Our interviewers will ask you your opinions and experiences about:

  • Disability services and support utilized by you to facilitate your access to post-secondary education
  • Types of AT currently available, their role in supporting academic curriculum delivery, and their effectiveness in facilitating your participation in post-secondary education
  • Processes used at your school to assess the suitability of AT and identify devices that best meet your needs

Interviews will be scheduled between December 2016 and January 20, 2017 at a time and date convenient for you. Your information will be kept confidential and anonymous. By completing the interview, you will be eligible to enter a draw for a $250.00 pre-paid Visa card.

To volunteer for an interview, please USE THIS LINK TO SHARE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION WITH US:

For more information, please contact Jacey Payne (SRDC Research Associate) at or 587-890-8425
Read More about the AT Survey

Updated December 15 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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