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Disabilities

Dalhousie is 18,000+ students strong. We regard each student as an individual and recognize that individuals bring difference; have strengths in some areas but not others. Your difference may require an accommodation to reduce or remove barriers to your living and learning well @ Dal.

Should I seek Accommodations?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines disability as “an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

Disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers.”

What does this mean for you as a student studying at Dalhousie? When the environment is not accessible, the solution for disability-related considerations may be an accommodation.

Consider meeting with us if you identify as having a disability that is defined by one or more of the following:

  • Acquired brain injury (permanent concussion symptoms)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism (Asperger's)
  • Chronic health (e.g. Crohn’s, diabetes, respiratory or gastro-intestinal disorders)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Disorder (e.g. Bi-polar disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Mobility
  • Vision

We can help you to identify supports during your time at Dalhousie that may be beneficial.