What is an accommodation?

Accommodations are differentiated or alternative approaches to receiving information, assignment completion, and/or evaluation. They provide equal access to learning opportunities for students with disabilities by “levelling the playing field.” At the post-secondary level, students with disabilities are expected to accomplish the “essential requirements” of their programs. Accommodations are provided in an attempt to minimize or eliminate disadvantages which occur due to disability related factors.

Common classroom accommodations

  • Note-taking Services (Audio recording-for non-confidential recording, peer note-taking)
  • Text to Voice/Voice to Text
  • Sign Language Interpreting Services
  • Use of personal electronic devices: phone, laptop, tablet
  • Reduced course load

Common testing accommodations

  • Extended test time
  • Use of a calculator
  • Use of memory aids
  • Text to voice/Voice to text

It is important to note that accommodations are based on students’ functional limitations and documentation and may not be represented on this list. If you have any questions regarding these accommodations, please contact AccessAbility Services through Student Success. 

Location: Student Success Hub above SAL
Phone: 613-969-1913, ext. 2519
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm