Support for students with a disability or medical condition
Access & Diversity is active in providing support, research, teaching, and program initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities or chronic medical conditions.
Services are also available to support faculty & staff.
How we help
A variety of support is available for eligible students. This includes academic accommodations such as exam adaptations or the production of alternate-format material. We also provide non-academic services including mobility training and priority placement for on-campus housing.
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for academic accommodations is determined by a Diversity Advisor in line with Policy 73, Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
The types of conditions supported by Access & Diversity include, but are not limited to:
- physical disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, or mobility impairments;
- mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia;
- chronic health conditions, including ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, crohn’s disease or migraines; and
- neurological disabilities, such as head injuries, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and learning disabilities.
Access & Diversity supports students with medical conditions that are expected to persist for an extended period of time (typically a month or more). Students with short-term medical conditions, such as a sprained wrist or flu, should contact their instructor or faculty advising office.
Accessing our services
Register with Access & Diversity to determine your eligibility for support or assistance.