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Welcome to AccessAbility Services


Upcoming Events

Important Deadlines

Online Forms


Office Hours Change for Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Please note that AccessAbility Services will be opening later on the morning of Wednesday, January 11th, due to a staff training event. The office will open at 10:30am.

Volunteer Note Takers Needed for the Winter 2017 Academic Term!

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 Services 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.


Wheelchair tennis athelete captures bronze at UTSC Full Story


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




Pan Am Spirit Thrives at UofT -- Information and highlights of the Para Pan Am Games

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

image of David Onley in front of new UTSC swimming facilities

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

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



Former Lieutenant Governor to Champion Accessibility in Ontario

The Honourable David C. Onley Appointed as Special Advisor


Concussion Awareness and Supports

For more information on Concussion Awareness and Supports please visit


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.

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.

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


Become an AccessAbility Services Note Taker!

Please Register Online
if you would like to volunteer and provide notes for your courses.
Get Involved! Make a Difference!


UTSC Welcomes Wheelchair Basketball Canada new year-round Training Academy

For more information view the full article


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

For more information, view the full article


My AccessAbility Information Management System (myAIMS) Login page

image of myAIMS login page

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.



Upcoming Events

Wellness Fair 2017! Healthy UTSC

Thursday January 19, 2017 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Meeting Place

Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, January 18th 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Room BV466 Computer Lab

This workshop is open to all students registered with AccessAbility Services

Effectively manage your time so you'll have more of it! This workshop will:

  • Introduce you to your University of Toronto electronic Outlook calendar so you can easily schedule and plan lecture, tutorial, studying, reading, and assignment writing tasks
  • Help you create an effective studying and reading schedule for the winter term that is balanced and suits your lifestyle
  • Make you aware of the assignment calculator and how to use it with an electronic calendar
  • Provide tips for general time management in University

Registration: call or email AccessAbility Services at 416-287-7560 or We request that you bring your own laptop to this workshop. Please inform us of accommodation needs at the time of registration.

Assistive Technology Workshops

Kurzweil 3000 for PC Users

Thursday, January 12th 12:00pm- 1:00pm, Room SW303X (beside the AccessAbility Services office)
This workshop is for students registered with AccessAbility Services who use Kurzweil 3000 on a PC. Learn tips and advance your skills with this software.

Kurzweil 3000 for Mac Users

Thursday, January 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Room SW303X (beside the AccessAbility Services office)
This workshop is for students registered with AccessAbility Services who use Kurzweil 3000 on a PC. Learn tips and advance your skills with this software.

Audio Note Taker Workshops for January 2017

Monday, January 16th 3:00pm - 4:00pm or Thursday, January 26th 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Room SW303X (beside the AccessAbility Services office) 
This workshop is for student registered with AccessAbility Services. Audio Notetaker software, by Sonocent, enables you to have integrated audio files with PowerPoints and notes, using your laptop recording capacity or a recording done with the free Sonocent recorder phone application. For the Winter 2017 term, AccessAbility Services can provide you with a free license for this software, a value of $369.00.
Come to this workshop to learn how to capture the audio from your lecture, type your notes along-side the imported Powerpoint or PDF, and later review, summarize and polish your notes, so review for exams will be faster and more effective.

Registration: call or email AccessAbility Services at 416-287-7560 or Please indicate which workshop you would like to attend. Please inform us of any accommodation needs at the time of registration.


Important Deadlines

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.

Final Exam Accommodation Requests are due as follows:

Winter Session: Friday March 10th 2017 at 3:00pm


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