Upcoming Events

AccessAbility Services strives to make all events and workshops inclusive. Zoom and MS Teams auto-captions are enabled for online events.  Participation, chat and video are optional.  In-person events are held in accessible spaces and have a variety of optional participation options. If you have any dietary needs or allergies, please let us know in advance.  If you require any accommodation for online or in-person events please let us know in advance at ability.utsc@utoronto.ca or 416-287-7560.

Time Management Workshops

Do you have a lot of assignments due close together? 
Are you not sure how much time to spend on an assignment or is it hard to know how to juggle all your responsibilities? 

Join us to learn how to feel in control of your schedule. There will be activities throughout the session, to help you practice the different learning strategies discussed. Topics will include
•    How to prioritize your assignments 
•    How to visualize and better judge your time 
•    How to break down your assignments

Time Management Workshop Dates: 

Date Time Registration
Tuesday, January 17th 3:00pm - 4:00pm Register on CLNx
Tuesday,  February 7th 3:00pm - 4:00pm Register on CLNx
Thursday, February 23rd 3:00pm - 4:00pm Register on CLNx
Tuesday, March 7th 3:00pm - 4:00pm Register on CLNx
Thursday, March 23rd 3:00pm - 4:00pm Register on CLNx

 

Accommodated Tests & Exams Process Workshop

Wednesday, January 18th 5:00pm – 6:00pm on MS Teams

Register on CLNx

Knowing what to expect about the accommodated exam writing process can is an effective way for mentally preparing for your exams.

In these workshops, the Accommodated Tests & Exams Office will walk you through the exam writing process, from checking in your belongings to writing your exam with accommodations.

Topics will include:

  • Requesting exam accommodations through myAIMS
  • How to check and confirm your exam location on myAIMS
  • Arrival and check-in at the exam space
  • Utilizing the accommodated exam space

 

Note Taking Workshop

Tuesday, January 24th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on ZOOM

Register on CLNx

Are you taking in-person classes for the first time in a while? 
Does the idea of taking notes in class feel a bit overwhelming? 
Join our note taking session and learn how to make the note taking process efficient and less painful. Topics will include
•    How to identify important information to record
•    How to use assistive technology to make note taking easier 
•    How to pick a note taking style that fits your needs


 

Active Study Methods Through Technology

Tuesday, January 31st from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Register on CLNx

Do you struggle with figuring out how to study? Did you know that not all study methods work well for every subject? Come learn 4 different study techniques that utilize technology to move you from passive studying to active studying! 


 

Kurzweil3000 Refresher Workshop

For Kurzweil3000 users.

Friday, February 10th from 11:00am - 12:00pm on Zoom

Register on CLNx

Has it been awhile since you used Kurzweil3000? Forgot the basics or even your username and password? Come join us for a Kurzweil3000 refresher!
We will explore the reading and writing features of Kurzweil3000 for use in your school work and studying. 

Topics will include

  • How to open, read and annotate your texts
  • Utilizing the universal library for essay writing
  • Writing in Kurzweill3000 for studying

 

Preparing For & Writing Exams

Tuesday, March 28th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom

Register on CLNx

Not sure where to start or how to make a study plan? Will this be your first in-person or university level exam? It is normal to feel nervous about writing to in-person exams, whether this is your first time or if you haven’t done this in a while. Join our exam prep session to learn how to prepare and utilize your accommodations effectively.
Topics will include

  • How to prepare for exams – deciding “what” and “how” to study
  • Using your exam accommodations effectively
  • Strategies to manage anxiety during the exam

 

Drop-In Study Group

Do you study best when around others?
Do you need a virtual space to help keep you motivated and accountable?
Join our virtual study space to help you get to work!

These sessions will be facilitated by our Learning Strategist (Allison Brown) who will help you set an achievable goal for the session.

Bring your final assignments or study for your exams, everyone is welcome!

Study Group Dates:

2022

Date Time Registration
Friday, December 9th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Monday, December 12th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Friday, December 16th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx

2023

Date Time Registration
Tuesday, February 21st 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Friday, February 24th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Monday, April 3rd 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Monday, April 10th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Wednesday, April 12th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Friday, April 14th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Monday, April 17th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Friday, April 21st 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx
Monday, April 24th 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Zoom Register on CLNx

 

AccessAbility Services Student Socials

The Online Socials are for students who are registered with AccessAbility Services to get to know your peers.

 

Winter 2023

Date Time Location Register
January 25th, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm Online Register on CLNx
February 1st, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm In Person Register on CLNx
February 22nd, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm Online Register on CLNx
March 22nd, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm In-Person Register on CLNx
April 12th, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm Online Register on CLNx
  • If you already have access to Microsoft Teams, then all you need to do is click the link in the meeting invite, and you will be connected for a video chat.  If you prefer, you can enable only audio before joining the meeting.
  • You can also download the MS Teams app to your mobile device. If you are not familiar with Microsoft Teams yet, please review the instructions on how to use Teams, and how to join a Teams meeting.
  • Video is optional. Looking forward to seeing you there!

If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please let us know in advance.  Contact us at 416-287-7560 or email ability.utsc@utoronto.ca