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Welcome to AccessAbility Services


Upcoming Events

Important Deadlines

Online Forms


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!

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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

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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.



Upcoming Events

Dropping Courses Info Sessions: March 14, 15, 16, 17

Should I Drop This Course or Not?
Support for Making this Decision is Available

• Do you need to balance your well-being and the right course load?
• Is one course taking up all your time, to the detriment of your other courses?
• Are you falling behind with the material being covered in a course?
• Is it mathematically possible for you to pass your course given your grades up until this point, and the weight associated with them?
• Will staying in the course put you at risk of probation or suspension?
• Do you need to decide which course to drop?
• Are you concerned about the financial impact if you drop (e.g. OSAP, Scholarships)?

AccessAbility Services, in partnership with Academic Advising & Career Centre and Financial Aid, will offer the following dates and times for you to meet with someone to address your concerns and assist with making an informed decision

AccessAbility Services
Tuesday, March 14th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 15th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, March 16th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday, March 17th 10:00am – 12:00pm
A Disability Consultant will be available to discuss dropping courses

Academic Advising & Career Centre
Tuesday, March 14th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 15th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
An Academic Learning Strategist will be available on site (SW302)

Financial Aid
Thursday, March 16th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Friday, March 17th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
A Financial Aid Representative will be available on site (SW302)

Pre-book your 20 minute appointment

Tel/TTY 416-287-7560

Note: The deadline to drop S courses without academic penalty and have it removed from your transcript is Sunday, March 19th 2017



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 The deadline for students to submit Winter Final Exam Accommodation Requests has passed. You can continue to request exam accommodations online via myAIMS however all submissions will now be considered late requests.


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