About Accessibility Services
Accessibility Services offers a variety of academic supports to students with disabilities at the college. Please read the following information and view these videos for more details about our services: Accessibility Services video, Counselling and Accessibility Services video.
Accessibility Counsellors work with students who have accessibility needs or functional limitations related to a disability. Accommodations are put in place to allow students to achieve their full academic potential. We believe that accommodations are scaffolds to success and will work with you and your faculty to ensure disability-related barriers are removed. Our work is governed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Commission and we work to ensure equal access to education for all.
Disability is a broad term that encompasses many conditions that may have an impact on a student’s ability to fully participate in their education. Disability refers, but is not limited to, the following conditions. If you have any of the following conditions you may be eligible for disability-related accommodations:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Chronic illness, medical
- Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing
- Learning disability
- Low vision, blind
- Mental health (anxiety disorder, depression, bi-polar, etc.)
- Mobility, functional
- Other (communication, mild intellectual disability)
Interim accommodations are available for students who are in the process of being assessed for a disability.
We have a very busy and vibrant department that includes Accessibility Counsellors, Personal Counsellors, Service Facilitators, Adaptive Technologists and other team members committed to supporting students’ access to education. The numbers of students with disabilities that register with Accessibility Services (AS) increases every year. We are pleased that last year, over 3000 students with disabilities registered with AS and received individualized support and accommodations. This means that more students with disabilities are pursuing post-secondary education and achieving their academic goals!
If you are attending an area campus in St. Thomas, Simcoe, Woodstock or downtown London (CDPA) or are in an online program, you will also receive required academic accommodations or supports if you have an accessibility need. Please contact our London office of Counselling and Accessibility Services and we will respond promptly.
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