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Accessibility Advisory Committee

Concordia University is committed to a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible experience for all staff, faculty, students, and visitors. 

We seek to proactively remove barriers to access and embed Universal Design (UD) in all aspects of Concordia’s physical and virtual environments. Where appropriate, individualized accommodations are provided in academic, work, and other activities to achieve accessibility and inclusion.

Concordia prioritizes UD across all campus environments and experiences.

To move forward with these goals, Concordia University’s Equity Office has established an Accessibility Advisory Committee to assist in overseeing and coordinating institutional efforts regarding accessibility and promoting awareness that accessibility is a shared responsibility across the university.

Our mandate

The Accessibility Advisory Committee will provide a forum for consultation and collaboration on campus-wide initiatives relative to improving the accessibility of the University and its campuses for persons with disabilities whether they are employees, students, visitors, or members of the public. With a focus on accessibility awareness and promotion, committee members will, where possible, consider inclusive practices that extend beyond legislative accessibility requirements and make recommendations with respect to embedding these practices at the University. The committee will also gather feedback on the newly updated accessibility policy (PRVPA-14), which may be considered  for future iterations of the policy.

Our guiding principles


Universal design


Systemic responsibility

Membership (2022-2023)

  • Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead, Equity Office (Chair)
  • Sarah Fakhri, undergraduate student, John Molson School of Business
  • Samreet Kaur, graduate student, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dr. Miranda D’Amico, Professor, Education
  • Pascal Dufour, Architect, Facilities Management
  • Irene Feher, part-time instructor, Music
  • Dr. Lisa Ostiguy, Special Advisor to the Provost, Campus Life and Supports
  • Stephanie Peccia, Advisor, Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)
  • James Roach, Director, President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, Office of the Provost
  • Aba Simpson, Architectural Program Coordinator, Facilities Management
  • Michelle Taylor, Senior Advisor, Benefits
  • Lisa White, Executive Director, Equity Office 
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