Project Lead/Fellow: Kim Ashbourne (she/her)

Institution/Role: Graduate student in educational technology in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and graduate affiliate of the Technology Integration and Evaluation Research Lab in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria

Project Title: Listening to Learn and Learning to Listen: Community-Engaged Digital Accessibility Research with Learners Who Use Audio-Supported Reading and Screen-Reader Technology in Post-Secondary

Research Focus for Fellowship:

Kim’s research investigates the intersections of digital accessibility and digital-knowledge sharing in a post-secondary context. Kim began advocating for, and educating people about, digital accessibility as an instructor teaching digital writing at Humber College and more recently in her role as a learning experience designer focused on accessibility at the University of Victoria. Her research and practice are informed by her own personal experience of disability and by the paid and unpaid, centred, and marginalized work of disability rights and disability justice activists and scholars.