Accommodation reduces or removes barriers to your learning to ensure fair and equitable access to your classroom, testing or co-op/fieldwork environments.
Accommodation is introduced when a protected characteristic (as defined by provincial human rights legislation) may place you at a disadvantage compared to other students who are not affected by a protected characteristic: e.g. (dis)ability. Accommodation does not provide an unfair advantage over other students as you are still expected to demonstrate that you’ve met the learning outcomes for the course.
Meet with us if you have experienced or anticipate barriers in your learning, living, or co-op/fieldwork environments.
Types of accommodations
Accommodation recognizes difference. Some types of accommodation are:
- Assistive technology
- Alternate formatting [PDF - 204KB]
- Alternative testing conditions
- ASL interpreting/FM system/CART
- Cue sheets
- Deferred exams/deadline extensions
- Modified presentations [PDF - 291KB]
- Prioritized room selection in on-campus residences
- Private space for breastfeeding
Other accommodations may be considered and implemented on a case-by-case basis.