Student Accessibility Services
Students registered with SAS requiring accommodations for an in-person exam must book their exams using the SAS Portal a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the formal exam period.
New students who are looking to register with Durham SAS for the fall, we are currently booking intake appointments for dates in September.
What We Offer:
- Individualized accommodation planning
- Referrals to on and off-campus services and supports
- Skill development in self-advocacy to promote autonomy and independence
- Support related to one’s disability and disclosure
- Consultation to students, faculty and staff on disability, accessibility and accommodation matters
Who We Support:
- Students who have a permanent or temporary disability
- Full-time and Part-time
- Undergraduate and Graduate
How to Register:
- Review documentation requirements
Documentation needs to be as recent as possible and outline the functional impacts of the disability. If documentation is out of date or incomplete, this may result in limited accommodations until current or complete documentation is provided. Please email us at email@example.com to request a Disability Documentation Form Addendum for service animals or emotional support animals.
- Complete the pre-intake questionnaire
The questionnaire take approximately 10 minutes to complete. We encourage you to provide as many details as you feel comfortable sharing, with the understanding that this information will assist an Accessibility Advisor in creating a meaningful accommodation plan with you. Be sure to upload your most recent documentation before submitting the questionnaire. Once the questionnaire and documentation are uploaded, and reviewed for accuracy, you will be contacted to schedule an intake appointment.
- Attend an intake appointment
During an intake appointment, you will meet with an Accessibility Advisor to collaboratively develop an accommodation plan based on your strengths and documented areas of need. With your consent, the accommodation plan, only noting your academic accommodations and not any disability information, will be shared with your professors. At this point, you will be fully registered with SAS.
Have questions about the registration process? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Students Who Cannot Attend In-Person:
As a temporary measure, students who have a diagnosed medical condition of a severe nature which renders them immunocompromised, or who are taking medications resulting in immunosuppression, placing them at greater risk for a more serious COVID-19 reaction, can register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to review accommodation needs.
For students seeking remote access options, please have your treating health physician complete the confirmation of an immunocompromised condition form, and e-mail it to email@example.com
Note: Submission of medical documentation does not guarantee that remote access alternatives will be possible or available for all courses.
The following is a list of conditions that commonly result in being immunocompromised:
- a transplant recipient (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
- receiving stable, active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a malignant hematologic disorder or solid tumour
- in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell
- an individual with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22),
- high-dose systemic corticosteroids,
- alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumour-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors
- and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive or are taking specific immunosuppressant medications (PDF)
- receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
Next Steps to Consider:
1. Reach out to your faculty to inquire about options for accessing and participating in course content remotely.
2. If you are already registered with SAS for an immunocompromised condition, reach out to your advisor to explore additional supports.
3. If alternate arrangements cannot be provided and you are in a position of considering dropping a course(s), you may wish to consult with an Academic Advisor and Financial Aid should you be in receipt of OSAP funding.
Once Registered with SAS:
- Explore and learn how to navigate the SAS Portal
- Check out the How to, reference guides
- Take a look at the Durham Exam Centre and learn more about test bookings
Students registered with SAS requiring accommodated time or other exam-related accommodations for an in-person exam must book their exams using the SAS Portal a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the formal exam period.