Accessibility Services supports students who experience difficulties affecting their learning in lectures, labs and/or tutorials through academic accommodations. Academic accommodations and services are individualized to each student and the learning needs of each course and program.
If you are experiencing difficulties that affect your learning and suspect you may have a disability, you may want to register with Accessibility Services.
Registration is a 3-step process
- Obtain required documentation
- Complete our online Student Intake Form
- Attend an intake appointment
See SERVICE DELIVERY below for details.
You can register with Accessibility Services as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission to the University of Toronto using your UTORid or JOINid.
To receive academic accommodations for the start of fall classes, you must submit your registration package by Friday, July 17, 2020.
Students can register with Accessibility Services at any point during their studies. However, you must register by the appropriate deadlines to receive accommodations for the beginning of each semester and exam periods.
HELPFUL RESOURCE: Accessibility Services Undergraduate Handbook (PDF)
We encourage you to register with Accessibility Services if you:
- are an undergraduate or graduate student taking courses on the St. George campus,
- experience difficulties affecting your learning in lectures, labs or tutorials AND,
- have a disability, or believe you may have a disability and identify with any of the disability categories below.
A diagnosis of a disability is requested but not required for students to receive academic accommodations.
If you are uncertain or suspect you have a disability or are in the process of obtaining documentation, we can review any difficulties you are experiencing with you, and if appropriate, suggest referrals for assessment.
Accessibility Services does not provide services to diagnose disabilities.
If you are registered with Accessibility Services at either the University of Toronto – Mississauga (UTM) or the University of Toronto – Scarborough (UTSC) and plan to take classes at the St. George campus with accommodations, you will need to complete a Transfer of Accommodations Form (PDF) with your accessibility advisor at your home campus. Your accessibility advisor will fax this form to our office.
Follow steps 1 – 3 to register with Accessibility Services for academic accommodations.
Step 1: Obtain required documentation
Obtain documentation of your disability. The required documentation depends on the nature of your specific disability or disabilities. For most cases, required documentation will be the Certificate of Disability (PDF).
Read the following sections to determine what documentation you will need in order to register:
- Acquired brain injury or concussion
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Chronic health, mental health, sensory disabilities (including D/deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing) and physical disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Temporary physical disability
- Not sure if you have a disability?
Step 2: Complete our online Student Intake Form
Have your required documentation (e.g. the Certificate of Disability, recent medical documentation for concussions, brain injuries and/or temporary physical disabilities, or a psycho-educational or neuro-psychological assessment and any supplemental or additional documentation related to your disability) available in a scanned PDF or similar format before filling out the Student Intake Form.
Set aside 30 minutes to complete the online Student Intake Form without interruption. Provide information in all required fields and when instructed attach your required documentation. NOTE: You will not be able to save and return to the form.
If you are unsure of which documentation you need or require accommodations or assistance in completing the Intake Package, contact our front desk at email@example.com or 416-978-8060.
Step 3: Attend an Intake Appointment
After you submit a complete Intake Package, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with an accessibility advisor.
The accessibility advisor will review your Intake Package and discuss any barriers or difficulties you have been experiencing in your academic progress to develop effective accommodations.
Privacy & Policies
All information provided to Accessibility Services may be shared only on a need-to-know basis. To protect your information, all university staff receiving information follow University policies and guidelines, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other legal requirements.