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Navigating the First Year at UTSC

Students experience several transitions during their academic education.  Perhaps the most important transition occurs when entering and completing the first year of university.  Our Service offers FREE programs prior to the start of fall term in addition to FREE sessions throughout the first year to help incoming students with disabilities thrive during their transition to university. For more Information about our transition programs

 

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Exciting News: New UTSC Concussion Website Now Available 

Concussions can have a direct impact on someone's academic, physical, social and emotional functioning. However, if managed correctly, recovery from a concussion is possible.

 

Please visit the University of Toronto Scarborough's website,Concussions: Resources and Supports on Campus to learn more about seeking medical attention, academic accommodations, supports on and off campus.

 

 uoft.me/utscconcussion

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Celebrate Ability on December 3rd

In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring that December 3rd of each year will be the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day acknowledges and celebrates the ability of persons with disabilities and serves to increase awareness of disability issues in the community. 

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s observance is: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

“The 2030 Agenda pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban development. Governments, persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, academic institutions and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”

For more information please visit:

United Nations

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities

 

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NEW Access Updates Mailing List!

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Would you like to be notified when AccessAbility Services learns that an elevator is out of service? If yes, then subscribe to our new Access Updates mailing list!

To subscribe:

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Volunteer Note Takers Needed

The Note Taking program ensures that students with disabilities are able to access lecture material, which they may otherwise not have access to.  Students who require the services of a note taker may have difficulties taking notes due to a physical disability, vision or hearing loss, mental health or chronic health disabilities, a learning disability and ADHD.

Main Responsibilities:

•Provide a copy of your notes to AccessAbility myAIMS Web Service within 24 hours of each lecture.

•Attend your classes regularly and take notes.

Receive a letter and certificate of appreciation for your contribution. CCR eligible.

Click here to Register.

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Concussion Awareness and Supports

For more information on Concussion Awareness and Supports please visit http://uoft.me/concussion

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Post-Secondary Student Helpline

Good2Talk is a dedicated helpline for post secondary-students in Ontario. While Good2Talk specializes in providing professional counselling, information, and referral services to post-secondary students aged 17 to 25, they will provide support to anyone who calls the helpline. Good2Talk is completely free, anonymous and confidential. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Callers will be able to get bilingual information about services and supports on our campus, in their community, and throughout the provice as well as have the opportunity to speak with a professonal counsellor or information referral specialist. To contact Good2Talk, call 1-866-925-5454 or connect through 211 any time, day or night.

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My AccessAbility Information Management System (myAIMS) Login page


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AccessAbility Services has created a fast and easy new way to access myAIMS. To log in, simply click on the 'myAIMS' link on the top-right of any page on the AccessAbility website. Please note that links have changed slightly as well, so you might need to update any bookmarks you already have.

Archive

Wheelchair tennis athelete captures bronze at UTSC Full Story

 

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UTSC Minute: What does accessibility mean to you?



UTSC Minute: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What does accessibility mean to you?Hosted by Michael Onley, Filmed/Edited by Sayada Nabi.

Posted by University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Link to transcript for video

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David Onley: Parasport is on the rise and here's why

"No longer just an afterthought, but worthy of its own coverage and its own place in the sporting pantheon" Full Article

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Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre @ UTSC -- A model for accessibility

 

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Former Lieutenant Governor to Champion Accessibility in Ontario

The Honourable David C. Onley Appointed as Special Advisor
http://news.ontario.ca/medt/en/2014/10/former-lieutenant-governor-to-champion-accessibility-in-ontario.html

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UTSC Graduate Wants to Pay it Forward by Giving Back

When asked to share her personal journey, recent UTSC Graduate Cicely Burnett said, "I am truly honoured! I hope sharing my story with others will inspire them to keep striving to achieve their dreams no matter how long it takes". See full article

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AccessAbility Services develops College Life Communication Pack for the app TalkRocket Go.

TalkRocket Go is a text-to-speech app for iPhone, iPad Touch, and iPod which assists people with verbal communication. AccessAbility Services has developed a Communication pack specifically for post-secondary students with disabilities. For more information, please read our UTSC web article & see the Media Release

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UTSC Welcomes Wheelchair Basketball Canada new year-round Training Academy

For more information view the full article

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UTSC Chief Librarian Victoria Owen helps conclude treaty on access for visually impaired

For more information, view the full article

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Upcoming Events

Navigating the First Year at UTSC

Students experience several transitions during their academic education.  Perhaps the most important transition occurs when entering and completing the first year of university.  Our Service offers FREE programs prior to the start of fall term in addition to FREE sessions throughout the first year to help incoming students with disabilities thrive during their transition to university.

 

Information about the core transition program

STARTUP:  3 Day Core Transition Program - August 14th to August 16th, 2018 (inclusive)  

  • This program offers a free stay in residence during the program for the first 16 participants who register
  • All meals are provided for free during the program.
  • Parent Information Session Available on August 14th, 2018 from 6-7:30pm

 

Sign up for the STARTUP transition program

Sign up for the Parent Information Session

 

JUMPSTART:  1 Day Core Transition Program - August 20th, 2018

  • Meals are provided for free
  • There is no opportunity to stay in residence during the program given it’s a one-day program.
  • Parent Information Session Available on August 14th, 2018 from 6-7:30pm

 

Sign up for the JUMPSTART transition program

Sign up for the Parent Information Session

For more Information about the core transition program

 


Important Deadlines

Final Exam Accommodation Requests are due as follows:

 

Summer 2018 (S & Y courses only): Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 3pm

Fall 2018: Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 3pm

Winter 2019: Friday, March 8th, 2018 at 3pm

 

Mid-Term, Tests, and Quizzes:

The deadline to request accommodations for mid-terms, tests, and quizzes using myAIMS is 14 days prior to the date of your test.

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