Accommodations may be implemented in order to reduce or remove barriers faced by students as a result of a disability, religious obligation and/or other protected characteristics under human rights legislation.
Accommodations may be applied to your learning and evaluation in an academic program or particular course, and/or, to university activities and services.
Making Your Request
You are required to present documentation supporting a request for accommodation. Information is gathered from a meeting with an advisor; the advisor’s observations, experience, and professional judgement; and medical and/or psycho-educational reports.
A recommendation made by a physician, psychologist or other health-care practitioner is one piece, among many pieces of information, considered when determining an accommodation plan.
Recommendations are considered in context of the learning and living environment and course/program learning outcomes.
- Complete a Request for Accommodation and submit it to us along with supporting documentation. When possible, please adhere to our processing deadlines.
An appointment with an advisor is required for all students new to Dalhousie or King's. Appointments can occur by telephone or in-person.
- An advisor consults with you and your course instructor(s), as required.
- Accessibility plans are then communicated by email (typically, to your instructor but this varies by Faculty).
Advisors may review your accommodation plan based upon your progress; you may also request a review based on your progress and/or if your circumstance changes.
Students attending the College of Continuing Education are also to make requests for accommodation through the Student Accessibility Centre.