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Academic Accommodations

The purpose of accommodations is to level the playing field - to allow students with disabilities the same opportunity to participate in the academic context.

The setting of INDIVIDUALIZED accommodations is a collaborative process informed by supporting documentation, discussion with the student, the student's disability counsellor and the professor to ensure that academic integrity is always maintained.

Recommended accommodations are listed on a student's Letter of Accommodation, which should be received by a course instructor near the beginning of a course.

The most common accommodations can include (but are not limited to):

  • timely provision of reading lists and course materials to allow for alternate format transciptions
  • ability to audio record lectures
  • alternate scheduling for tests/exams
  • extra time on tests/exams,
  • use of a computer (or other assistive technology)for tests and exams
  • separate space for writing tests/exams
  • alternate forms of assessment that do not change the essential criteria of the course

Other accommodations can include:  Alternate Format Materials and Assistive Devices and Support.

Any tests and exams can be facilitated through the Centre for Alternate Exams which is run through the Registrar's Office.

Updated on October 25th, 2013.