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If you have a disability or ongoing medical condition, academic accommodations can help you overcome challenges that may affect your academic success.

Types of academic accommodations

Academic accommodations are intended to provide students with a disability or ongoing medical condition equal access to the academic environment. To receive academic accommodations, register with Accessibility Services. A Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist will determine the accommodations you are eligible for based on your medical documentation.


Everyone has a part to play in ensuring students experience equal access to the academic environment.


Academic accommodations are not determined by your instructor. However, your instructor is advised on recommended accommodations and may consult with Accessibility Services should the accommodations affect the essential learning outcomes of a program or course.

Assessment of request for accommodations

Once you attended an intake appointment and your eligibility is confirmed, Accessibility Services will advise the program area of your accommodations. These accommodations will take into account the impact of your needs, as well as the educational standards and core requirements of the applicable course or program. All intake appointments are scheduled for one hour.

Accessibility Services determines a student’s eligibility for accommodations in accordance with the Disability Accommodation Policy (Policy 4501) [PDF]. Accessibility Services takes your privacy seriously; learn more about how we handle confidentiality.

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