Academic Accommodations

  • Who can Access Services

    The Accessibility Centre provides academic accommodations and supports to students with permanent or temporary disabilities.

    Interim accommodations may also be available to students who are in the process of being assessed for a disability. 

    What is a Disability

    A disability is defined by the Human Rights Code and may include but is not limited to the following:

    • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
    • Blind and Low Vision
    • Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Medical Disabilities
    • Mental Health Disabilities
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Mobility Impairments

    Some of the above conditions qualify for temporary accommodations. Please contact the office for details.

    Accommodation Differences between High School and College

    Elementary and High Schools

    • Guided by Education Act and Bill 82
    • Accommodations are made based on IPRC, IEP and Transition Plans

    Colleges and Universities

    • Guided by the AODA, Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code
    • Accommodations are made for what is a documented disability
    • Accommodations must be made unless an essential element is involved or the accommodation fundamentally alters the course or program

    Confidentiality

    All information and documentation shared with the staff in the Accessibility Centre regarding a student's disability remains confidential. Exception may occur if required by law.

    Staff ensure confidentiality by:

    • Not sharing documentation with other college departments
    • Shredding documentation after 10 years if not picked up by the individual student
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