Call for Proposals

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a great opportunity to advocate and create an interdisciplinary approach to accessibility and Universal Design.  

On Monday, December 4, 2017, SAS will be hosting a poster presentation in the Van Vliet Complex (rooms 2-610 and 2-605, Social Street and Main Gym), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free popcorn, and engage with professionals in the field, and learn from presenters dedicated to original research on disability and accessibility.

This year's poster presentations include:

  • A Social Model: Building Inclusive Communities Through Service and Outreach (Peter Anto Johnson)
  • An Introduction to ISTAR - Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Rehabilitation (Torrey Loucks and ISTAR staff)
  • Assistive Technology Training for Students with Disabilities at Post-Secondary Institutions (Lauren Goegan, Lily Le, Devon J. Chazan, and Lia M. Daniels)
  • Developing Accessible Apps Through Co-Design with Deaf Children (Eric Lam and Stephanie Yong)

  • Evaluation of P.I.E.C.E.S. to Manage Responsive Behaviours (Juanita Gnanapragasam, Ashley Pike, Lynne Moulton, Mary Roduta-Roberts, Aruna Mitra, Steven Friesen, and Suzette Bremault-Phillips)
  • Missed Opportunities for Winter Inclusion at the University of Alberta (Vanessa Zembal, Dr. Megan Strickfaden, and Dr. Kristof van Assche)

  • Reflections: Michael's Story - Using Digital Storytelling to Bridge Experiences and Open Dialogue Between Autistic Persons and Dental Care Providers (Michael Frost and Patrick von Hauff)

  • Results from the Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment: Persons with Disabilities - Rural and Urban Alberta (Emily Hussey, Dr. Bonnie Dobbs, and Tara Pidborochynski)

  • Stumps as Kitchen Tools (Alexis Hillyard)

  • The Need for Research on Communication Accessibility for Autistic People (Anemone Cerridwen)

  • The Western Canadian Centre for Deaf Studies (WCCDS): Who We Are and What We Do (Natalia Rohatyn-Martin, Lynn McQuarrie, Linda Cundy, Domenique Gasden, Eric Lam, Stephanie Yong, and Tara Fleckenstein)