The University will make every attempt to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to persons who have disabilities. Faculty and Staff carries a responsibility for creating and maintaining an inclusive environment in their teaching and work setting and responding appropriately to requests for accommodation of a disability.
Students who have disabilities and who wish to be accommodated in their academic programmes and related activities at the University have the responsibility to present requests for accommodations in a timely manner which will facilitate the implementation of supports and services. Students are encouraged to discuss their needs as early as possible with AccessAbility Services. Students must present appropriate and up-to-date documentation of their disability when it is requested. Students are also encouraged to speak to their Instructors about their needs and to work out a plan for accommodations. Faculty should play a proactive role in this process, working as a team with the student and staff of AccessAbility Services.
Staff in AccessAbility Services is available to provide services directly to students who have disabilities and to support and advise staff of the University in providing appropriate accommodation. AccessAbility Services will encourage students to communicate with their department and discuss their needs with appropriate staff. AccessAbility Services will act as a resource centre for the University on disability issues, will assess documentation, recommend appropriate accommodations, and provide ongoing consultation and support.
Process to receive accommodations through AccessAbility Services: