Call for Proposals

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a great opportunity to advocate for accessibility and Universal Design and create an interdisciplinary environment for relevant research, education, and practice.

This year, SAS will be highlighting IDPD with peer-reviewed poster presentations and exhibits at North Campus on December 4, 2017 in Van Vliet Centre rooms 2-610 and 2-605 (student and graduate student lounges) and on the Social Street.

Academics, service providers, practitioners, designers, and artists, designers dedicated to original research, design and artistic works on disability and accessibility are welcome to submit proposals. SAS asks that all interested applicants consider the principles of universal design in relation to accessible poster presentations and exhibits.

Poster and exhibit submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2017. To submit your poster and/or exhibit application, please click here.

Poster and exhibit themes include but are not limited to:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Medicine, engineering, and accessibility
  • Disability and wellness
  • Accessibility and Law
  • Human rights
  • Disability rights
  • Canadian Disability Rights Organization
  • Educational policy studies and disability
  • Social work and disability studies
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Inclusive communities and broader society
  • Constructing disability
  • Temporary disabilities
  • Inclusivity advocacy
  • Online and media inclusion
  • From disability to accessibility: medical and social models in service provision
  • How social model transforms academic and professional environments in:
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech language pathology
    • Physical therapy
    • Social work
    • Long term care
    • Aging and disability
    • Accommodation services in secondary and post-secondary education
    • Service and comfort animals on campus and in public spaces
    • UD and universal design for learning (UDL)
    • Inclusive classroom, online education, and library
    • Academic and cognitive strategies
    • Adaptive technology
  • Disability Studies
  • Postcolonialism and global disability cultures
  • History of disabilities
  • Visible and invisible disabilities
  • Immigrants and refugees with disabilities
  • Disability as an identity shift
  • Disability and culture
  • Autism as culture
  • Mad fight activism and mental disabilities
  • Deaf studies
  • Representations of disability in literature, arts, and film
  • Energizing disability studies through fine arts and design