Student Accessibility

General Information for Students with a Disability

Dalhousie University policy

We encourage students with disabilities to consult the complete Dalhousie University Student Accessibility Policy. The following are key elements that students should be familiar with when they apply.

“Dalhousie University is committed to the goal of providing equal opportunity for qualified students with disabilities. To demonstrate full respect for the academic capacities and potential of students with disabilities, the university seeks to remove attitudinal and environmental restrictions which may hamper or prevent academically-qualified students with disabilities from participating fully in university life. The university understands that persons with disabilities may have different ways of doing things, recognizing that performance is not inferior merely because it is different.”

“The university recognizes, subject to its financial and other resource constraints, that qualified students with disabilities have a right to:

  • full access to all educational programs;
  • full access to the educational process and learning environment (including but not limited to classes, laboratories, workshops);
  • full access to the university campus; and
  • full access to university facilities and services.”

“In accordance with provisions in the Human Rights Act, the university may also define essential requirements for professional performance for students in programs, where these are appropriate, and this policy is not intended to replace or supersede these requirements.”

For more information regarding Dalhousie University's Student Accessibility Policy, please contact Student Accessibility Services at access@dal.ca or (902) 494-2836.

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Policy

Our school is committed to the principles outlined in the university's policy. Students who are accepted into our program will need to register at the Student Accessibility Services at the beginning of the semester if they want to receive academic accommodations. Students who wish to discuss their needs further with someone from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders may email us at scsd@dal.ca.