Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has announced details of the 2014-2015 Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

There are 6 awards available, each valued at $2500.00. The award is applicable towards full-time studies of a first undergraduate degree.

To be eligible:

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or have lived in Canada for at least two years as permanent residents.
  • Candidates must be diagnosed with a documented permanent disability that is the primary disability for which they are applying.
  • Candidates must have a minimum average of 85%

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014. For full details, consult:

Waiting Room Meditation

Stressed and frustrated while waiting for an appointment?

Why not try a short audio guided mindfulness meditation while you wait?

Check out this link:

Click on:

  • Resources > Free meditations from Mindfulness

And try steaming these activities:


Desire2Learn Accessibility

With the final phase of the Desire2Learn implementation plan scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2014 – at which time D2L will be the exclusive learning management system used at the University of Calgary – now is a good time to review the accessibility features of D2L.

For students, the Desire2Learn Resource Centre provides an overview of using assistive technology in D2L, while instructors can review suggestions for accessible course design.

2014 AEBC Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians has announced details of its 2014 Scholarship Program. AEBC is a grassroots organization which, through education, empowerment, and advocacy, works to improve the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians

Three awards are available:

  • Two Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Memorial Scholarships, each valued at $1,000
  • A T-Base Communications Scholarship, valued at $2,000

The awards are open to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as students in college, vocational, educational upgrading, and performing arts programs.

The deadline to apply is June 20th, 2014.

Applicants must be blind, deaf-blind, or partially sighted. Full eligibility criteria are available online:

Creating Accessible Course Content

Instructors are encouraged to design, create and provide accessible course content. In doing so, instructors ensure that course content is accessible to the widest possible audience, including but not limited to students with disabilities and/or those class members using assistive technologies.

For information on best practices in the creation of accessible course documents and presentations, please consult the following links from the University of Minnesota.

This information is also available on the Student Accessibility Services website.

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