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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

By Lisa Shales, Communications Work Study Student

Join us at King’s on Thursday, May 18th to mark the sixth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and about people with disabilities.

Here at King’s, our Services for Students with Disabilities (SDD) believes every student has the right to “Access Success”. King’s is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free learning environment.

SSD provides academic accommodation for students with disabilities that may include but are not limited to vision, hearing and mobility impairments, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, chronic illnesses, chronic pain and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

Working alongside an SSD counsellor, you will develop an accommodation plan that suits your needs. Services that we have at King’s include: alternative to print materials, assistive technologies, exam accommodations, learning strategies, note-taking and interpreters, parking and transportation.

Students are encouraged to contact Counselling and Student Development as soon as possible (preferably no later than August 1) to make an appointment with a Disabilities Counsellor to discuss academic accommodations for the Fall/Winter term, and to learn how SSD can assist in making the university experience a positive and rewarding one.

Don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, May 18th to Facebook live with Dean of Students, Joe Henry to learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day and our services here at King’s!