What is Academic Accommodation?
Accommodation is a means of preventing and removing barriers that impede students with disabilities from participating fully in the educational environment in a way that is responsive to their own unique circumstances. The principle of accommodation involves dignity, individualization and inclusion (The Ontario Human Rights Commission, 2008). The University recognizes its obligation to provide reasonable academic accommodation to students with disabilities where the accommodation can be implemented without compromising the academic integrity of the course or program.
Every Student has the right to be appropriately accommodated for his or her disability. It is the responsibility of each student to inform us of her/his needs, any problems encountered with the accommodations and services, and to follow through with the procedures as outlined.
You must meet with your Accessibility Counsellor to request accommodation
for every academic session, including fall/winter, and intersession or summer courses.
Fall/Winter 2017 is a NEW session. If you would like to receive academic accommodations for any courses you are registered for, you must complete your Request for Continuing Accommodation and return this form to the Counselling and Student Development Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or it can be dropped off to Wemple Room 157. An appointment may be requested by your Counsellor if there is a specific need (e.g. to review outstanding documentation, your health status or learning needs have changed, to complete necessary forms, etc.)
Your Accessibility Counsellor will assist in developing an accommodation plan. She/he will review your documentation with you, recommend accommodations and introduce you to the services available to support you while at school. This can include note-takers, technology support, Alternative- to-Print material, academic support, exam accommodations, and any accessibility concerns you may have. Accessibility Services will assist you in accomplishing your educational goals in a way which respects your dignity, encourages your independence, and promotes full participation in the King’s community.
It is imperative that your supporting documentation is received at Counselling and Student Development prior to your appointment with an Accessibility Counsellor. The documentation can be sent via mail, fax (519-963-1013), or scanned and emailed to email@example.com. The provided fax number is confidential, and documentation will arrive directly to Counselling and Student Development.
To schedule an appointment with an Accessibility Counsellor, please contact:
Counselling & Student Development
King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue
Wemple Hall, Room 157
Phone: 519-433-3491 ext. 4321 or toll free 1-800-265-4406 ext. 4321