Advancing Accessibility Standards Research

Call for expressions of interest: Open!

Funding available!

Open from June 6, 2024 to August 16, 2024: check your eligibility for the program and show your interest now!

Thank you for your interest in Accessibility Standards Canada’s grants and contributions program! 

The purpose of the program is to support diverse research projects. These projects aim to inform the development of next-generation model accessibility standards in federal areas of responsibility. The research projects also have to find, take away and stop obstacles to accessibility.

This research will help to inform accessibility standards in the future.

The main objective of the program is to work with a lot of different people and organizations across Canada to move forward accessibility standards research. Other short-term goals include:

  • involving people with disabilities, experts with disabilities and lived experience, other experts, and organizations to inform the research plans; and
  • finding and sharing research, information, best practices, tools about accessibility obstacles and standards.

Priority areas for 2025 to 2026

  • The effect of climate change on people with disabilities
  • The impact of legal capacity on access to federal programs and services
  • Office furniture and its design
  • Plain language in contract writing
  • Travel experience at the federal level; for example, travel by air, train, ferry, and bus (when crossing a provincial border), including the experience of people with cognitive disabilities
  • The built environment
  • Communication, other than information and communication technologies
  • Design and delivery of programs and services
  • Employment
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Procurement of goods, services, and facilities
  • Transportation

Call for Expressions of Interest: Open

Accessibility Standards Canada is currently inviting interested organizations to submit an expression of interest for research funding. Organizations must submit their expression of interest no later than 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on August 16, 2024.

Submit an expression of interest

Centre of Expertise

Our Centre of Expertise centralizes and facilitate access to:

  • research that has received funding through our grants and contributions program, and
  • standards, including those being co-developed and under development.

All standards and research found in our Centre of Expertise support and are organized according to the Accessible Canada Act’s seven priority areas.

Centre of Expertise home

More information about our program

You received funding for a project? Learn how to acknowledge financial support from Accessibility Standards Canada.

You want to know more about the delivery of our funding program? Learn about our Service standards for the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research program

Find projects funded in previous calls online on open government.