Adaptech Research Network / Réseau de Recherche Adaptech
The Adaptech Research Network team consists of researchers, students, service providers and consumers. Adaptech’s research is focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in post-secondary education by students with disabilities as well as facilitators and barriers to their academic success. The goal is to use empirically based information to assist and inform decision making to ensure that new policies and new information and communication technologies reflect the needs and concerns of students with disabilities and the professionals and faculty who support them. Adaptech also provides an updated listing of the built-in features of mobile devices and of free and inexpensive software that could be helpful to postsecondary students with and without disabilities.
Researchers: Catherine Fichten (Lead), Jennison Asuncion, Laura King, Alice Havel, Rhonda Amsel, Eva Libman, Tali Heiman, Tiiu Poldma, Dorit Olenik-Shemesh, Dana Kaspi-Tsahor, Jane Seale, Chetz Colwell, Marcus Deimann, Bjoern Fisseler.
Students: Alex Lussier, Christine Vo, Maegan Harvison, Mary Jorgensen, Marie-Ève Rioux-Massie
Funder(s): Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); The Leverhulme Trust; Centre for interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation (CRIR); Dawson College; Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ)
Partners: Centre de Ressource et d’Evaluation des Technologies pour les personnes Handicapées (CRETH); eAccess Concordia Univerity; Ed-ICT International Network; Quebec Association for Equity and Inclusion in Post-Secondary Education (AQEIPS)