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Services - Advocacy

Self-advocacy is an important part of University life for students with a disability. Talking to your Professors and/or your Disability Counsellor early in each semester about your needs and any perceived concerns can establish the groundwork for a constructive and positive student/professor relationship. Often this is all that is required for adjustments for lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks to be agreed upon and implemented.

Where self-advocacy is not an option or has become problematic AccessAbility Services staff are available to advocate on your behalf. This may include assistance negotiating reasonable adjustments as well as providing instructors with information and advice regarding:

  • Services offered by AccessAbility Services
  • The Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • University of Toronto Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with Disabilities
  • Ontarians with Disabilities Act

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