The role of Accessibility Services is to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life by focusing 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. If you are unsure if you should be connecting with Accessibility Services, you can always consult with their intake coordinator to discuss.
Once students submit their registration package, they will 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 Accessibility Services and information is disclosed outside the Service only with permission of the student.
To register and review required documents: https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/service/accessibility-services-registration-and-documentation-requirements/
Services provided include:
- Academic accommodations
- Note-taking services
- 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
- Assist students with disabilities to apply for disability-related financial assistance
To better assist our students with their accessibility needs, the Faculty has an on-location Accessibility Advisor, Alexa Quach. To book an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state that you would like to book a meeting with Alexa Quach at the Faculty of Information.