Information for Instructors

 Interesting Facts

  • 412 students registered in 2016-17
  • Top 3 disabilities reported by students are: Mental Health (39.8%); Learning Disabilities (28.9%) & ADHD (25.7%). 
  • 3310 tests, mid-terms, and final exams written at SAC in 2016-17.  This is an increase of roughly 300% since 2009-10.

Important Information

  • Accommodation Letters that specify approved accommodations for students registered at SAC are sent to instructors at the beginning of each term.
  • Contact the student's accommodation advisor if you have questions, concerns, or need assistance accommodating or supporting a student with a disability.
  • Instructors will be contacted by our Test/Exam Co-ordinator for copies of tests and exams 2-3 days in advance of the testing date for students who are approved for test/exam accommodations.

Resources for Instructors

Want to learn more about disabilities, duty to accommodate, accommodations, universal design for learning and other topics related to supporting students with diverse needs? 

  • Visit the Questions and Resources Tab located in the menu on the left of this page.  
  • Check out Supporting Students with Disabilities, a quick, easy, informative resource. 
  • Take a look at the videos and resources posted on the carousel at the bottom of the main page of the website for quick access to information.
  • Sign up for the Duty to Accommodate Course for Faculty.  The course is located in D2L Brightspace. It provides scenarios, videos, teachin tests with guided feedback and more! Faculty can register under "Free Course Registration: on your D2L homepage.

Accessibility Centre Services

The Student Accessibility Centre provides services for students with all types of visible and invisable disabilities. The primary services carried out by the Centre include:

  • Review of student medical, health, or psychological documentation in order to qualify for services
  • Ongoing guidance, support and advice provided to the student
  • Arrangements for instructional, classroom and test/exam accommodations
  • Note-Taking support
  • Assistance with Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities applications (for qualifying students)
  • Mentoring Program
  • Referrals to on-campus or community-based services such as psychological assessment services, counselling, health services or assistive technology support
  • Collaboration and consultation with faculty, staff, and students about disability-related issues

The Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) does not provide the following services or resources:

  • Academic advising
  • Proofreading assignments
  • Psychological assessment
  • Formal diagnoses
  • General student loan and financial advising
  • Exam accommodation for students without documented disability or accessibility needs
  • Exam accommodation for English second language students