Our priorities are to support and foster independence in students with accessibility needs; advocate for accessibility for students; and provide resources and education opportunities for staff and faculty to ensure a welcoming environment in compliance with * Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) guidelines and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Student Accessibility Services uses a case management model to ensure students receive consistent and appropriate service.
Each student is assigned a case manager with specialized skills and training in the appropriate disability field to work one-on-one with students to ensure appropriate access to services, programs, and academic accommodations based on documentation.
The exam centre coordinates and administers approved exam accommodations for students registered with Student Accessibility Services. We partner with faculty and instructors to maintain the integrity of the exam process while ensuring accessibility standards are met.
Classroom accommodations are based on individual documented needs. These accommodations can include providing sign language interpreters, support in accessing lecture information and materials, ensuring accessible classrooms, and providing specialized classroom equipment.
Students with learning disabilities can access two enhanced services:
Provides individualized academic strategies that are customized based on the student’s psycho-educational assessment, their program of study, and the student’s individual needs.
Provides technology demonstrations, training, support, and innovative options to help students integrate their technology recommendations into their academic work.
Assistive technologies are available campus-wide for students to access. All computer labs have workstations with accessibility features and specialized software installed, and students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services can access specialized software and a dictation room in the private AT Resource Centre.
A quiet room is available to support students with disabilities who require rest for disability related or medical reasons. Meet with your case manager to determine eligibility and to gain access to the room.
Students request digital copies of textbooks, or other forms of alternate formats, through a secure online form (only students who are eligible for the service will receive a link). Students must submit their requests as soon as possible because digital copies or alternative format texts can take time to obtain or produce.
Student Accessibility Services works with the Brock library and publishers around the world to provide accessible texts and research materials in digital format, large print, and braille for students with perceptual disabilities.
The OASIS online information system is available to all registered SAS students.
- View upcoming appointments;
- View approved accommodations;
- Submit a returning student update for a new term (if eligible);
- Submit test/exam requests.
SAS will regularly update the Brightspace site inform registered students of:
- Important dates;
- Office hours;
- Staff contacts.