Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program: Call for expressions of interest

How to Apply: 

Accessibility Standards Canada is inviting interested organizations to submit an expression of interest for research funding. This is the first step in applying.

Your project must align with the goals and desired outcomes of Accessibility Standards Canada’s grants and contributions program. 

If your expression of interest is selected, you will be invited to submit a detailed application. These applications will then be assessed to determine which projects will be selected for funding. You may submit more than 1 expression of interest.

To apply, you must meet all of the following program requirements.

Priority research areas

Your project must focus on 1 or more of the following priority areas:

  • Canada’s election process, including voting and running for office
  • communication, other than information and communication technologies, including accessible communications through sign language (American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, Indigenous Sign Language)  
  • design and delivery of programs and services, including inclusive and accessible service delivery
  • employment, including accessible employment for youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work
  • information and communication technologies
  • procurement of goods, services, and facilities
  • the built environment
  • transportation

These are explained in the Glossary of terms.

Purpose of this program

This program funds research projects that helps identify and remove barriers to accessibility. It also funds research projects aimed at preventing new barriers. The findings from the research projects is used to inform the development of next-generation model accessibility standards. These are standards that fall under federal areas of responsibility.

External Deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2022
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