Hiking trails: towards an accessible classification

Abstract The present project is structured around a rigorous review of the literature in order to identify qualitative and quantitative indicators associated with the development of a classification of hiking trails. The classification will be based on the level of difficulty, in relation to the needs, strengths and characteristics of…

Learning unit and inclusive work environment

Research Title: The Learning Unit: A New Avenue for Developing the Competencies of People with Disabilities in an Inclusive Work Environment Abstract The usual work platform approach rarely goes beyond social integration in the regular workplace for adults with intellectual disabilities. The innovative approach linked to learning units is indicated…

Artificial intelligence for people with Parkinson’s disease

Research Title: Thinking and acting together to adapt an in-ear technology to the needs of people with Parkinson's disease Abstract Up to 90% of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) develop communication and swallowing disorders complicating their social participation, only 13-38% receive services. Wearable technologies incorporating artificial intelligence hold promise for…

Para-athlete Technology Needs

Research title : Development and validation of a portable feedback system adapted to the specific needs of para-athletes: from needs assessment to technology transfer Abstract Technologies are increasingly used to optimize the development of able-bodied athletes. Unfortunately, para-athletes have little involvement in these innovations, limiting their accessibility. The objective is…

Staff training and adapted physical activity

Research title: Optimizing staff training to improve adapted physical activity service provision for two community organizations: Co-construction and implementation evaluation. The community partners, Viomax and Adaptavie, have identified a need to optimize training of their staff to support the accessibility of their programming. The goal of this project is to…

Spina Bifida and aging: co-development of a toolbox

Research title: How to tame and live the transition to active and fulfilling aging for people with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and their caregivers: co-development of a toolbox Abstract People living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SBH) face issues of aging that can complicate the challenges of social participation. Yet, the…

Projet ceinture intelligente – Smartbelt

Présentation vidéo en 5 minutes   Titre du projet de recherche : Efficacité de la ceinture multi microphones, SmartBelt, pour soutenir les déplacements des personnes vivant avec des incapacités sensorielles L’estimation juste de la provenance des sources sonores permet aux individus d’interagir efficacement avec leur environnement. Malheureusement, cette habileté est…

Musée et accessibilité

Présentation du projet en 5 minutes   Titre du projet de recherche : Portrait de l’expérience inclusive dans les musées québécois : inventaire et analyse des pratiques muséales et des besoins des personnes ayant des incapacités Selon le concept de Caring Museum, le rôle du musée ne consiste plus à…

Co-design of an Assistive Internet Navigation Device for People with Visual Impairments

The Internet is not inclusive for people with visual impairments. Indeed, assistive devices do not allow people with visual impairments to easily locate themselves on a web page, nor to interact quickly. However, the Internet has become an essential tool (especially during these pandemic times), for communicating, working, accessing leisure…

Retour sur l’atelier «Appliquer aux subventions d’engagement partenarial du CRSH»

Dans le cadre de nos activités de soutien aux équipes de recherche en émergence, nous avons tenu le 18 juin dernier un atelier intitulé « Appliquer aux subventions d’engagement partenarial du CRSH », le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada. Cet atelier en ligne se voulait une occasion d’échanges entre des…