Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
Students with disabilities may require accommodations in order to fully participate in the convocation ceremony. This could include physical considerations or the use of assistive devices/personnel. The following are recommendations from PSE institutions for effectively providing this service.
- When students submit an ‘intent to graduate’ form, allow them to specify accommodation needs.
- Provide contact information for students who may wish to call and discuss possible accommodation needs. Also provide concrete deadlines and timeframes for ensuring accommodations can be provided.
- Be proactive. Disability advisors should discuss convocation needs with graduating students and direct them to the appropriate outlet to submit requests.
*Providing physical accommodations for students with disabilities is also very important. For more information on this topic, please see Physical Accessibility on page 21.