Students invited to share perspectives on university’s accessibility policy

A graphic that reads, ‘ McMaster Students: Your Input Matters - Survey & Focus Groups - 2023 policy review of McMaster’s Accessibility Policy.’ The graphic features white and yellow text on a maroon background and two round orange-hued images showing a hand on a keyboard and a laptop screen.

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) and the McMaster Accessibility Advisory Council (MAAC) are inviting McMaster students in spring 2023 to contribute input and feedback to the University’s recently redeveloped Accessibility Policy

McMaster students can share their perspectives in two ways:

1. Complete a brief, confidential survey that will be sent directly to your McMaster email. The survey is open to all students from March 10th, 2023 – April 7th, 20233.
a. Staff and faculty surveys will be circulated in early summer 2023.

2. Join a Zoom focus group. Click here for registration details for the student-only focus group:
a. Students – Tuesday, March 28th: 5:00pm-6:00pm
b. Staff – Early Summer 2023 – Date / Time TBD
c. Faculty – Early Summer 2023 – Date / Time TBD

A graphic inviting students to participate in a policy review of McMaster's Accessibility Policy. It features a QR code, the McMaster Equity and Inclusion Office logo and an image of a hand on a keyboard.
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This campus-wide consultation was informed by the Accessibility Policy Development working group with representatives from offices and services at the university, including the AccessMac Program in the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) and the McMaster Accessibility Advisory Council (MAAC), who have responsibilities for the development, communication, and oversight of policies, procedures, education, resources, and community development related to accessibility, AODA-compliance, and disability inclusion at McMaster.

“I encourage all McMaster community members to participate in this consultative process and lend their valuable voices to review this policy,” says Sonia Anand, acting associate vice-president, Equity and Inclusion.

“This is more than a routine policy review – it is a policy redevelopment and is essential to ensure that student perspectives are directly heard and considered throughout this process.”

The results of the survey and focus groups will be synthesized and will inform policy revisions to be presented to the Senate and Board for approval.

For more information on the Policies, visit:

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