collaboratory
Jennifer Curry Jahnke
Jennifer Curry Jahnke
Email
jennifer.jahnke [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Phone
Discipline
M.Ed., B.A. CDS (Hons), CDA (diploma), ASL (diploma)

Coordinator/Faculty of Mohawk College's Accessible Media Production graduate certificate program teaching students how to make their media projects accessible for all users; passionate advocate, user, and presenter of post-secondary curriculum design using the principles of Universal Design (UD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Jennifer is a committee member for the AODA Education Standards Development & K-12/PSE Technical Committees.

As the former AODA Project Manager and ALS Case Manager/Counsellor at Mohawk College, Jennifer brings 20+ years of experience working in the disability community. A graduate of CSUN’s Communicative Disorder’s program (with a career in the field of speech, language, and AAC), CDA post-graduate diploma, ALS Interpreter/Communicator diploma and Deaf-Blind Intervenor. 

Researcher and principal investigator on several current and past grants, including the recipient of the current 2020/2021 CIRA Community Investment Program Grant, current and past Broadcasting Accessibility Fund grants, eCampus grant, NSERC & OCE grants, and Mohawk’s Applied Research in Innovation and Education (ARIE) grant.

Jennifer is passionate about learning and speaking about assistive technologies to support learning, Universal Design for Learning, and creating accessible media content and has spoken at the Guelph Accessibility Conference (2020 – postponed), Accessing Higher Ground Conference (2019), CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (2018), and several local opportunities and initiatives.