Accessible WIL programs are tailored to students with accessibility needs. These programs help students with accessibility needs prepare for WIL opportunities by securing the necessary accommodations or connecting them with helpful resources.
Accessible WIL program profiles
Students with accessibility needs complete an online module to prepare for a WIL opportunity. The module includes resources and activities on disclosure.
Students who may require an accommodation to participate in a WIL experience benefit from a pre-WIL intervention that provides critical information and empowers them to advocate for their needs.
- Mackaway, J., & Winchester-Seeto, T. (2018). Deciding access to work-integrated learning: Human resource professionals as gatekeepers. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(2), 141-154.
- Scheef, A. R., Barrio, B. L., Poppen, M. I., McMahon, D., & Miller, D. (2018). Exploring barriers for facilitating work experience opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in postsecondary education programs. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(3), 209-224.
You can view more relevant literature on accessible WIL by visiting WatCACE's WIL research portal.