Co-development of an active listening training for Autism Support volunteers

Conceived and carried out by, for, and with people with autism, this innovative project is based on a partnership between research and a community partner, Autisme Soutien (NPO). It is rooted in Autisme Soutien’s need to adapt the training offered to its volunteers using an inclusive pedagogical approach. The project has two specific objectives: 1) […]

An Exploratory Study of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women’s Access to Social Services

Having served the Montreal area for a long time, it was only with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the forced telecommuting that the Montreal House of Deaf Women (MHW) noticed that Deaf and hard of-hearing women from all over Quebec began to solicit their services from a distance. It is in this perspective that the […]

Recommendations for an inclusive digital budgeting assistance solution for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience difficulties in managing and maintaining a budget. Technology can assist and support the impaired cognitive functions of CBT and help improve social participation. The literature demonstrates a critical lack of technology adapted to individuals with CBT. Objective: To develop recommendations for an inclusive digital budgeting solution (IDBS) in […]

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 hikers or users with disabilities […]

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 to remedy these obstacles, by […]

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 co-create and implement training resources […]

Networking activity – Arts and Culture: for more inclusive offers

Networking activity IN FRENCH – Collaborative workshop online on the Zoom platform Goal At a time of “Nothing for us without us[1]“, the objective of this meeting is to collectively bring to light the existing needs, in the field of culture, to promote the social participation of people with disabilities. We believe that organizations representing […]

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 amener les visiteurs à une oeuvre, mais […]

Co-Creation of Leisure Experience in an Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Space: The Case of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.

Project description This project will examine challenges that restrict individuals with disabilities from engaging in cultural recreation and leisure activities, such as theatre performances. In this two-tier project, we are interested in examining how all stakeholders enjoy live theatre and examine the challenges in accessing and attending live performances. Second, this project centers around a “relaxed […]

Identifying the Fundamental Movement Skills for Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Users: A Step Towards the Development of Inclusive Physical Education and Social Participation

Project description Pediatric manual wheelchair users do not meet the Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines. Consequences are significant in terms of physical, emotional and cognitive health and impact not only childhood, but also adulthood. In Québec, approximately 32% of French-speaking schools do not meet the recommended minutes of physical education. It is likely that pediatric manual […]