Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
Providing accommodations for students with disabilities is a large part of ensuring equal access to education and providing an enjoyable post-secondary education experience.
Accommodations refer to any service, adaptation or support mechanism that enables students with disabilities to participate fully in academic, campus and community life. In particular, academic accommodations provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to master the essentials of a post-secondary education. Accommodations are intended to level the playing field so that students with disabilities have the chance to develop the same skills and abilities expected of all students.
Appropriate accommodation undoubtedly varies for each student dependent on their disability and their academic requirements. A number of Canadian PSE institutions have successfully utilized the following accommodation processes and practices.