Accessibility Groups on Campus
Accessibility Groups at McMaster
There are a number of groups at McMaster that proactively work to advance accessibility. Information about these have been provided below with contact information for those groups that are open for membership.
McMaster Accessibility Council (MAC)
Membership of the Council is restricted to senior officers of the University. Consultants from the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, Student Accessibility Services and Human Resources, also attend MAC and form the MAC Working Group which supports the implementation of the AODA.
Click here to download the MAC Terms of Reference document.
Presidents Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC)
- Aboriginal peoples
- members of racialized communities
- newcomers and refugees
- members of diverse faith communities
- persons with disabilities
- LGBTQ-identified individuals, and
More detailed information can be found on the PACBIC website.
PACBIC Access & Accommodation Working Group
The A & A working group consist of a cross-section of the campus community namely, students, faculty and staff as well as representatives from the various student, employee and faculty groups. Membership is open to individuals from any sector of the University, and recruitment is conducted on an ongoing basis.
For more information please contact the Access & Accommodation Working Group Staff Resource at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community of Practice (CoP) on Accessibility
CoP Accessibility Website Group
This focus of this project was to create an online hub for accessibility initiatives at McMaster. A group of committed individuals from accross the campus commuity came together to develop this site and is an example of a truly collaborative project. The projects continues to develop and strives to maintain a high standard of accessibility both in content and in form. For more information about this initiative, please contact the Project Coordinator at: email@example.com
CoP Teaching and Learning Working Group
This group aims to engage faculty and teaching instructors on issues concerning accessible and inclusive teaching and learning practices. For more information about this project, please contact the Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Accessibility Forum (S.A.F)
Other Related Groups
The following is a list of groups at McMaster that are frequently involved in discussions of accessibility and inclusion on campus.
- Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
- Centre Leadership in Learning (CLL)
- McMaster Students Union (MSU)
- McMaster Students Union (MSU) Diversity Services
- McMaster Students Union (MSU) Maccess
- McMaster Students Union (MSU) Queer Students Community Centre (QSCC)
- Office of Human Rights & Equity Services
- Ombuds Office
- Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)
- Student Accessibility Services
- Student Wellness Centre