The role of Accessibility Services is to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. Our focus is on skills development, especially in the areas of self-advocacy and academic skills.
Services are provided to students with a documented disability. It can be physical, sensory, a learning disability, or a mental health disorder. Students with temporary disabilities (e.g. broken arm) are also eligible for the service.
Students first go through an intake interview to discuss their eligibility and needs. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the Service’s professionals (e.g. Adaptive Technologist Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist) to discuss strategies and determine accommodations. All discussions are kept confidential with AS and information is disclosed outside the Service only with permission of the student.
Services provided include:
- Alternative test & examination arrangements
- Authorization of test and exam accommodations coordinated by Test and Exam Services
- Note-taking services
- Sign language interpreters
- Adaptive equipment & assistive devices
- Alternative format for printed materials
- Information & resource materials on health conditions & disability related issues
- Liaison with academic & administrative units within the University & with off-campus agencies
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a Learning Disability or want to find out more about Accessibility Services, visit their website at www.accessibility.utoronto.ca.