Rosie Arcuri was a member of a student panel at about the experiences of post-secondary students with disabilities hosted by AQEIPS.
Catherine Fichten was appointed to the executive board of Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP), a multi-institutional provincial research center of excellence.
Adaptech’s artificial intelligence team meets with Christian Stahn of AI Pole to discuss the progress of the grant “How Can Virtual Assistants and AI-Based Smartphone Apps Help Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Succeed in their Studies?” and future directions for research.
The Adaptech team met with Dr. Rob Cassidy, Academic Dean of Dawson College to talk about accessibility and inclusion at the institution. There was also a discussion about how Adaptech can contribute to making the college’s environment more accessible/inclusive.
Adaptech Co-Director, Catherine Fichten, was invited to participate in the consultation initiated by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) as part of the development of the next Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (QRIS). The document that was prepared is available at the following URL: Consultation SQRI_2022 (1)
The article ‘Academic Performance and Mobile Technology Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study’ has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. The preprint of this article is available at the following URL: jped_21-06 eScholarship
Rosie Arcuri was interviewed for an article about AI-based apps and accessibility functions on smartphones that was published by Profweb. Retrieved from https://www.profweb.ca/en/publications/articles/ai-based-apps-and-accessibility-functions-on-smartphones
Two lucky student participants in Adaptech’s follow-up study, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the use of technology in postsecondary education, were the winners of an Android tablet. Congratulations to Mathieu Marcotte and Morgane Laurent!