Accessibility Services



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Information Update (Fall 2021)

Accessibility Services has confirmed the deadline for students to register and access their academic and practicum accommodations for Fall 2021 term. Students are asked to complete their Student Intake Form before Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5:00 PM ET.

Register with Accessibility Online Services

Students are welcome to register after this deadline however they should note that their accommodations may not be ready for the start of Fall 2021 classes if they register after this date. As always, students are welcome to start the registration process with the Student Intake Form even if they do not yet have documentation or are not sure how to obtain documentation. Accessibility Services can assist students with navigating this process if needed.

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Feeling Distressed? There’s Help.

My SSP for University of Toronto Students

24/7 counselling assistance in multiple languages

Call: 1-844-451-9700

If you are outside of North America, call: 001-416-380-6578

Good2Talk Student Helpline

Call: 1-866-925-5454

Navi: Your Mental Health Wayfinder

Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based service that acts as a virtual assistant for students wanting to learn more about the mental health supports available to them at the University of Toronto.

Indian Residential School Survivors & Family Crisis Line

Available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.

Call: 1-866-925-4419


Overview

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: Accessibility Services Registration and Documentation Requirements

Services provided include:

    • Academic Accommodations
    • Note-Taking Services
    • Adaptive equipment and assistive devices
    • Alternative format for printed materials
    • Information and resource materials on health conditions and disability related issues
    • Liaison with academic and administrative units within the University and 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. To book an appointment, please email Accessibility Services. Please state that you would like to book a meeting with the embedded advisor at the Faculty of Information.