An audio version of Part 1 is also available

Part 1: From Student Stories to a new Learning Tool

Collect student stories & experiences to build a learning tool that helps inform the college what our students need from us in order to minimize or remove accessibility-related challenges.

To engage with students in Part 1 of this project, we plan to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices/principles and the Indigenous research method of Circle discussions.

Through multiple Sharing Circle discussions (or contributions made via an online form [1]), we hope to collect stories from students of their experiences with accessibility-related challenges in their student life, and their ideas about how those challenges could be addressed or removed.

We aim to use the information shared by students in Part 1 to create a learning tool that could be of use to all members of our college community.

The learning tool will be published under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

At the end of each Sharing Circle discussion and the online form option, students will be invited to join us for Part 2 if they are interested in co-creating Student Personas (i.e. student stories based on Camosun students’ experiences) that will be integrated into the rubric from Part 1.

[1] Providing an online form option for students to contribute stories of accessibility-related challenges in student life fits with the UDL principle of providing students with “multiple options for engagement”. There may be students with stories to contribute who are not comfortable sharing them with or speaking to a larger group in a face-to-face Circle discussion.

Audio version of Part 1 (MP3):