Advancing Accessibility Standards Research

Our grants and contributions program supports research projects that try to find, take away and stop obstacles to accessibility.

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

Program objectives

The main goal of this program is to work with a lot of different people and organizations across Canada to move forward accessibility standards research.

Some of the other program goals include:

  • Involving persons with disabilities, 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 2023 to 2024

  • employment - including accessible employment for youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work
  • the built environment
  • information and communication technologies
  • communication, other than information and communication technologies - including accessible communications through sign language (American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, Indigenous Sign Language)  
  • procurement of goods, services, and facilities
  • design and delivery of programs and services - including inclusive and accessible service delivery
  • transportation 
  • Canada’s election process, including voting and running for office

Centre of Expertise

Our Centre of Expertise centralizes and facilitate access to our:

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

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

Current call for proposals

Funding for Advancing Accessibility Standards Research: Closed for this year.

Funded projects

Find projects funded in previous calls online on open government.