Research Study on How to Increase Accessibility and Equity in Educational Programs

A study team led by principal investigator Tal Jarus, Ph D, OT (C) from the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at UBC is conducting a study that investigates the barriers and facilitators to the inclusion of students with disabilities in health and human service professional programs.

In particular, they are interested in the accommodations of fieldwork settings in 10 health and human service programs (Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work).

They would like to invite eligible participants to help them better understand those barriers and facilitators by taking part in their study.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Current fieldwork educators who have supervised at least one student requiring accommodations within the last five years
  • From one of the 10 health and human service programs targeted

Please review the consent form before you decide to participate. If you are eligible to participate, and consent to do so, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey will take approximately 45 minutes. Once you complete the survey, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional 60-90 minute focus group interview. The survey will close on June 30, 2021.

Reimbursement: Reimbursement of $30 will be received for those who will participate in the focus group interview.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality will be strictly kept. Please contact the research team directly and not via affiliated educational programs. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email