About Accessibility Services

Our mission is to provide students with a network of resources to succeed at the University of Toronto, both inside and outside the classroom. We strive to create a safe and comfortable community for students where they can navigate their disability and related barriers, facilitate peer support and interactions, and provide various academic and social opportunities.

We uphold the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the University of Toronto's Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities.

 

Privacy

Our confidential services are provided to all registered students at the University of Toronto. Student confidentiality is our priority and is protected through our Confidentiality and Privacy policy. 

 

Services

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Test and exam accommodations
  • Support in determining and negotiating effective accommodations
  • Expertise in learning strategies and adaptive technology
  • Class notes through our volunteer note taking program
  • Tutor list
  • Peer mentoring and drop-in; connect with senior students to help learn the ropes and have fun with other students
  • SASA: connect with students on the autism spectrum for fun and problem solving support
  • Access to funding for disability-related supports and services for qualified students

Roles and responsibilities

Student roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide required medical documentation
  • Communicate disability-related needs and collaborate in accessing services and supports
  • Negotiate accommodations with our support

Accessibility Services roles and responsibilities:

  • Review medical documentation and determine accommodations with the student
  • Provide effective, individualized confidential services
  • Assist in negotiated accommodation as required

Faculty roles and responsibilities:

  • Communicate essential requirements students must demonstrate within a course
  • Collaborate with students and our office to provide effective and confidential accommodations