Academic Support


How to obtain services

If you are applying to a program of studies, and have a recognized disability, you can mention this in your application, and the university must take your disability into account when assessing your admissibility. If issues related to your disability have impacted on your academic records i.e. it took 4 years to complete a 2 year CEGEP program because of a reduced course load, and you think that you have been unfairly refused because of this, you can consult with an advisor to discuss the issue. The advisor will assess the feasibility of a review with you.
Once you have been accepted, and are registered for courses, make an appointment to meet with a disability access advisor. After you provide appropriate documentation of disability, your specific accommodations and service needs will be assessed. The advisor will also help you to apply for financial funding from the government for certain services and materials you may need.
To access these funds, you will be required to have forms filled out by your medical professional, and you will have to fill out on-line forms to complete your application for financial assistance.


Services

Examples of services for people with a visual impairment:

  • Note taking
  • Academic support
  • Attendant support
  • Adapted texts and materials
  • Help with documentary research
  • Help getting around the campus
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Accommodations for examinations (additional time, room, technology)

Examples of services for people with a hearing impairment:

  • Interpretation
  • Note taking
  • Specialized equipment loan

Examples of services for people with a physical impairment:

  • Academic support
  • Note taking
  • Adaptation of course documentation
  • Help with (documentary) research
  • Help with physical needs such as personal hygiene, feeding
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Adapted transit
  • Help with obtaining an accessible class room
  • Adapted classroom furniture
  • Special measures for examinations (additional time, room, attendant, PC technology)

Examples of services for people with organic disabilities:

  • Academic support
  • Note taking
  • Adaptation of course documentation
  • Help with (documentary) research
  • Help for physical needs such as feeding and hygiene
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Adapted transit
  • Accommodations for examinations (additional time, room, attendant)

Examples of services for people with a learning disability:

  • Academic support
  • Note taking
  • Search for electronic versions of course documentation
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Special measures for examinations (additional time, room, PC technology)

Examples of services for people with attention deficit disorder:

  • Academic support
  • Note taking
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Special measures for examinations (additional time, room, PC technology)

Examples of services for people with a mental health problems:

  • Academic support
  • Note taking
  • Search for electronic versions of course documentation
  • Specialized equipment loan
  • Special measures for examinations (additional time, room)