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Accommodations

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. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) staff, students, faculty members and sometimes other UOIT staff work collaboratively to meet your disability-related needs.

At the beginning of each academic year, you will meet with your advisor or counsellor to review your accommodation plan and make any revisions or updates necessary. The accommodation plan details the services and supports that have been put in place or made available based on the documentation provided and the functional limitations identified. Each plan is unique and tailored to your specific needs.

There are many possible inclusions in an accommodation plan. Some accommodations include:
  • use of ergonomic furniture in the classroom
  • writing tests and exams in the SAS Test Centre
  • access to peer or other note takers
  • referral to an SAS assistive technology specialist
  • referral to an SAS learning strategist
  • referral to other university or community services and supports

You can also receive appropriate accommodations during your placement or practicum.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can accommodation plans be changed?

    Yes. They are active documents so you and your advisor or counsellor can review or change your plan when necessary.

  • How often is the plan reviewed?

    You and your advisor or counsellor review your plan at least once a year or as required to ensure that it meet your needs. It is important for you to discuss the effectiveness of your 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. SAS will support you all year, whenever your classes are scheduled.


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