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*New Changes to Consultant Drop-ins. Effective Monday, November 5th, 2018.

New drop-in hours

Monday to Friday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

and

Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm – 3:45pm.

Please note: Drop-ins are on a First-come, first-served basis and will increase from 15 min to 20 min each.

Students will see whichever Disability Consultant is available at that time. We will make every effort to link students with their primary consultant for the drop-in appointment but please note that there is no guarantee.

Please remember that drop in appointments will be scheduled for no longer than 20 minutes.  As such, students should book formal appointments if they need to discuss something at length.  Please speak to your consultant or the front line staff if you are unsure about whether you need to book an hour-long appointment or whether a drop in session will suffice.

 

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.

CCR eligible.

Click here to Register.

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Concussion Awareness and Supports

For more information on Concussion Awareness and Supports please visit https://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
https://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

2018-2019 Traction Sessions

 

Study Smarter Using Technology and Strategies - Learn how to study effectively and efficiently by using 4 active study methods and readily available technology. September 26, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in room BV469.

 

 

Speaking to Power with Clarity and Effectiveness - October 24, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in room HL006.

 

Mid-term Mingle and De-stressor for First Year Students - Opportunity for students to share their first term experience, connect with others and ask questions about upcoming academic tasks. November 21, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in room HL006.

 

University Life Cycle & Decision Making - Learn about the set patterns of the winter term so you will be prepared.  Empowering students to make informed decisions by examining relevant factors. January 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in room AC 321.

 

Physical Well Being Activity - February 27, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Location TBA.

 

Combating Exam Anxiety - March 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in room AC 321.

 

AccessAbility Services Pizza Socials

 

Come to the AccessAbility Services Pizza Socials. These events are for registered students only.

October 10th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

November 7th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

December 5th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

January 30th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

February 20th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

March 6th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

April 3rd, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

 

RSVP

Email: ability@utsc.utoronto.ca  

Tel/TTY: 416-287-7560

In person: SW032

 

Please inform us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or accommodation needs.

 

 


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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