The University is committed to the fostering of an inclusive climate of equitable access, understanding and mutual respect which recognizes the dignity and worth of all persons, provides equal rights and opportunities without discrimination, and protects the privacy, confidentiality, comfort, autonomy and self-esteem of students with disabilities.
To that end, the University provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the terms of the Ontario Human Rights Code. This occurs through a collaborative process that acknowledges a collective obligation to develop an accessible learning environment that both meets the needs of students and preserves the essential academic requirements of the University’s courses and programs. This policy reflects the shared responsibility of students with disabilities, instructors, Departments/Schools, Faculties, the Academic Accommodation Support Centre and administrative staff to exercise flexibility and creativity in the provision of academic accommodations.
The complete policy can be viewed on the Senate website: Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities Pol #159 (pdf)