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Disability documentation

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) requires current documentation from a registered health-care professional, such as a physician, psychologist or psychiatrist, to provide academic accommodations. If your documentation is not current or you don't have documentation, you can download and print the appropriate documentation form found at the bottom of this page. Once completed by your physician, you can either bring it to the SAS office or email it directly to our secure email, studentaccessibility@uoit.ca.  

Current documentation must include all of the following:

  • Confirmation that a disability is present; whether it is temporary or permanent.
  • A clear identification of functional limitations and disability-related needs.
  • An clear indication of how the disability impedes or impairs academic functioning.
  • Recommendations on appropriate academic accommodations.

If you require assistance from SAS on a temporary basis, you must also provide medical documentation that includes the anticipated recovery period. Some examples of a temporary disability are; you have broken your dominant arm or hand, suffered a concussion, or are experiencing an acute mental health crisis. If you require assistance to continue your schooling, appropriate accommodations will be determined and uupdated documentation may be required periodically as your needs change.

If you suspect you have a disability but are not sure, or if you are in the process of obtaining documentation, an SAS counsellor or advisor will assess the need for interim accommodations and support on a case by case basis and can guide you towards getting appropriate documentation. Call 905.721.3266 to book an appointment.

Students with severe allergies (food, environmental, insect etc.) are encouraged to contact SAS and provide the details and impact of the allergy. SAS will work with the student to develop a proactive plan to make the campus experience as safe as possible. We can also facilitate communication with staff and faculty who should be aware of the potential for a severe allergic reaction, and ensure they are aware of how to respond should it occur. Please contact SAS at 905.721.3266 or email studentaccessibility@uoit.ca to book an appointment.

A student's involvement with SAS and the fact that a student has received accommodations does not appear on any official university records, test results, academic transcripts or graduation documentation. All disability documentation provided to the SAS office is kept secure and strictly confidential in a locked cabinet. Your personal information is not shared with anyone outside of SAS without your prior informed and signed consent.

Documentation Forms and Requirements