Developing an Accessibility Plan for StFX is a collaborative practice, stewarded through the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Student Accessibility Advisory Committee, and six working groups that address each area of focus.
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Provides advice on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The Committee plays a pivotal role in helping StFX University become accessible, equitable and inclusive and meet the requirements outlined in the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.
Student Accessibility Advisory Committee
Provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to inform the Accessibility Plan, and ensures that their voices and lived experiences are reflected in the design of our supports, programs and services.
Accessibility Working Groups
Provide day-to-day leadership for developing and implementing the Accessibility Plan, monitor progress, assess change management needs and develop strategies to advance each area of focus. Executive Co-Champions lead the individual working groups, and update the StFX Accessibility Advisory Committee on progress where decisions are required.
Resource Leads are individuals with subject matter expertise who are brought in as required to assist in the development, monitoring and continuous improvement of the University's Accessibility Plan.
Resource Leads Engaged in the Strategic Planning Process (as of December 2021)
- Anne Sinclair, Architect (Halifax, NS)
- Dr. Cynthia Bruce, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, Concordia University and member of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Advisory Board (Kentville, NS)