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Accommodations

The accommodation plan

Fundamental to each student's academic and personal success is the responsibility of being able to both demonstrate self-reliance and identify the needs that require accommodation.

At the beginning of each school year you must meet with your disability advisor to create an accommodation plan. First-year students are encouraged to register as soon as they receive their letter of acceptance to UOIT. The accommodation plan details the services and supports that will be put in place or made available based on the documentation provided. Each plan is unique and tailored to your specific needs.

Possible inclusions in an accommodation plan: 

  • Exam accommodations
  • Note takers (student volunteers)
  • Referral to a Student Accessibility Services assistive technologist
  • Referral to a Student Accessibility Services learning strategist
  • Referral to other community or university services
  • Self-advocacy

Can accommodation plans be changed?

Yes. They are active documents so you and your disability advisor can review or amend your plan whenever appropriate.

How often is the plan reviewed?

At UOIT the student and the advisor review the plan as required to ensure it is still effective. It is important for you to discuss the effectiveness of last year’s plan, even if no changes are required.

Who has access to my plan?

Your plan is confidential and is kept securely in the Student Accessibility Services office. 

Undergraduate students: Your plan is not shared with any staff or faculty outside of Student Accessibility Services, except under extreme circumstances. In all such cases you will be asked to agree to such a release of information. 

Graduate students: Student Accessibility Services will share accommodation(s) with appropriate faculty members within your department. The department reviews the individual plan to ensure the course requirements have not been compromised.

Are accommodations available for the Spring/Summer term?

Yes. Student Accessibility Services will support you all year, whenever your classes are scheduled.

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