Image of a person in a wheelchair holding a sign that says "Break the silence about psychiatric oppression". A person to the right is reading a zine that reads "Psychiatry for the Home and Garden".

Accessibility Comic


Open Accessibility came together over 2018 from the weaving together of research and interviews with students, faculty, and staff engaged with accessibility work at McMaster University. This is an introduction to a much longer story of the ongoing dialogue between advocacy and policy change, and how those elements impact actual teaching practices and student experiences in terms of inclusion and accessibility.

We would like to thank the following individuals who shared their stories and knowledge with us in the development of this project:

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For those interested in exploring these topics further, here are a list of references and links to further information:

Anderson, R. (2016, August 30). 11 Powerful Artifacts from the Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto. Canadianart. Retrieved from

Campbell, F. K. (2009). Contours of ableism: the production of disability and abledness. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Larson, G., & Robertson, J. S. (Eds.). (2016). Disability and social change: a progressive Canadian approach. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Fernwood.

Marquis, E., Schormans, A. F., Jung, B., Vietinghoff, C., Wilton, R., & Baptiste, S. (2016). Charting the Landscape of Accessible Education for Post-secondary Students with Disabilities. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 5(2), 31–71.

Prince, M. J. (2009). Absent citizens: disability politics and policy in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press