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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support to students with disabilities through one-on-one advising, referring students to campus supports, and technology support.
Students may experience temporary barriers to participating in their program or studies. SAS will support students with interim accommodations to meet their needs.

Some of the supports SAS provides to students:

  • Develop an accommodation plan that meets each individual's needs
  • Students and advisors work together to develop approaches and strategies that use students' strengths which can help them engage with their coursework
  • Technology support with using Adaptive Technology, using a hands-on approach students will learn how their technology works and how it can be used in their classes
  • Direct and connect students to the appropriate resources on campus
  • Referrals for psycho-educational assessments and other disability-related services

How to Register:

1. Review our documentation requirements

Your documentation should be as recent as possible, and outline the functional limitations of your disability. If you have older or incomplete documentation, it is possible that only minimal accommodation can be implemented until more current or complete documentation is provided. Criteria regarding age of documentation is specific to the nature of a person's disability, and is outlined on the Documentation Requirements section of our website.

2. Complete the pre-intake questionnaire

All students who register with SAS begin the formal intake registration process by completing a Pre-Intake Questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed to connect you with an appropriate SAS Advisor, and helps us to anticipate questions or concerns that you may have prior to your first appointment. You will be asked a series of questions pertaining to your disability and how your disability impacts your academics.

This questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

After you have completed and submitted the questionnaire, you will be contacted by a SAS staff member within 2 to 3 business days to schedule an intake appointment with one of our SAS Advisors. Thank you in advance for completing the Pre-Intake Questionnaire first, and we appreciate your patience while we review your information and match you with the appropriate Advisor.

3. What happens during an intake appointment?

You and your SAS Advisor will develop an accommodation plan based on your strengths and your documented areas of need. With your permission, your professors are notified of your SAS registration and your academic accommodations. Information about your disability is not disclosed to your professors.

Current SAS Students

  • SAS Portal -Students who are currently registered with SAS manage their accommodations online using the SAS Portal through mytrent
  • How to, reference guides  - Step-by-step “how-to” guides on accessing supports found on the SAS portal
  • Durham Exam Centre - Accommodated exam information
     

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