Teaching & Learning
Resources for faculty & staff
- The Centre for Accessible Learning has published a resource outlining the Centre’s top ten tips for making online learning more accessible.
- The Centre for Educational Excellence provides a list of resources related to accessibility for supporting student success in remote learning.
- Canvas Support’s Universal Design and Accessibility page provides links to instructor guides.
- Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at SFU, Coleman Nye (she/her), has shared her top Tips for an Accessible Learning Environment.
- Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia.
Be sure to reference the resources listed under the faculty and instructors tab on our website for additional information and guides for implementing accessible teaching practices.
Resources on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
The DO-IT Centre promotes awareness and accessibility through providing educational resources to postsecondary faculty and administrators. Their website contains a plethora of resources related to universal design to help educators apply these principles to their educational instruction.
Quick DO-IT Links:
- Introduction to Universal Design in Education
- 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
- Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices
Information on disability accommodation for employees & staff
Simon Fraser University has a duty to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities. The Disability Accommodation in the Workplace Policy (GP40) responds to the University’s obligations under the British Columbia Human Rights Code to accommodate employees with disabilities. Employees seeking workplace accommodations should reference SFU Human Rights Office’s FAQs to enhance their understanding of disability accommodation within the workplace.
If you are an employee with a disability seeking workplace accommodation, notify your supervisor in writing and/or consult with the Wellness & Recovery Office; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (778)782-6698.
Resources for students
Health & Counselling Resources
- My SSP – My SSP is an app available for all SFU graduate and undergraduate students that provides students with free and immediate mental health support through call or chat. Counselling services are confidential (within the limits of the law) and available 24/7. Counselling and support services are available in multiple languages and provide options for culturally relevant counselling.
- Virtual Programs – Health and Counselling provides multiple virtual programs such as drop-in supports, support groups, events, and workshops.
- SFU library provides services specifically for students with disabilities.
- The Library liaison for students with disabilities is: Mark Christensen, Access Services / 778.782.4081 / email@example.com.
- SFU Library Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Resources
- Accessibility Resource – This resource is WIL’s Accessibility Support space and provides students with information about accessibility and accommodations for students’ work-experience journey.
- Zoreen Nuraney (she/her) is Work Integrated Learning’s Accessibility Coordinator. She is available to support you through your work-exploration journey, specifically if you have any questions or concerns related to accessibility and accommodations. Feel free to contact her via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational resources on disability awareness & disability justice
- Sins Invalid – “Sins Invalid is a disability justice-based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.”
- Disability Visibility Project – The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) was founded by disability advocate, Alice Wong. The DVP collects the oral histories of people with disabilities.
- Project Lets – Disability Justice – This resource defines disability justice and its principles. The website contains resources related to disability justice and its various intersections.
- Autistic United Canada – Resource List – This list contains resources created by the autistic community.
- Talila A. Lewis – Ableism 2020: An Updated Definition.
Disability Studies is an academic discipline that uses an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to examine and understand disability. Here are a few key journals on disability studies to explore:
- Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
- Disability Studies Quarterly
- Disability & Society
- Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
All of these journals can be accessed online through the SFU Library’s website.