In response to the evolving concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Laurentian University has taken the precaution of moving all face-to-face classes to remote delivery for the remainder of the winter term. We appreciate that this can be a very challenging time for you and our office is here to help and support you.
In keeping with Public Health directives for social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus, Accessibility Services will be offering appointments via telephone or Zoom, effective immediately.
All clients with confirmed booked appointments will be sent an email explaining next steps and process. To maintain an appointment, your advisor will simply telephone you at your designated appointment time; you may also opt to cancel and reschedule at a later date;
If you do not have an appointment and would like to schedule one, please contact us Toll Free at 1-800-461-4030 ext. 3324 or 705-675-1151 ext. 3324, or by email at email@example.com.
We will be monitoring our messages regularly and will follow-up with you as soon as we are able. We do appreciate your concerns are time sensitive.
What does Accessibility Services do?
The Accessibility Services Office offers support for students with many types of disabilities so they can participate in all aspects of their academic experience at Laurentian University.
If you have, or suspect that you may have a disability, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 705-675-1151, ext. 3324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our FREE three-day transition program includes a mock lecture, a student and faculty panel discussion, social events and an overview of support services. Throughout the year, you can attend workshops to learn skills and strategies to enhance your learning experience including:
Test taking strategies
Taking effective notes
Study skills strategies
Time management tools
Registration deadline August 14. 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a student with a disability who will be coming to Laurentian, how do I receive support and accommodation?
In order to receive support and accommodation you must self-identify as a student with a disability to Accessibility Services, provide us with documentation regarding your functional limitations, and register with Accessibility Services.
To register, you must book an appointment with Accessibility Services. Please contact us either by phone, email or TTY to make an appointment.
Parker Building, P-230
Tel: 675-1151 ext. 3324
You may want to contact Accessibility Services as soon as you have received your acceptance, sometime prior to school starting, or within the first week of school. After this initial meeting you will be asked to meet with an Accessibility Advisor to further your accommodation process. This will ensure that you are properly registered for our services.
Parker Building, P-230
Tel: 675-1151 ext. 3324
To register with Accessibility Services, students must provide documentation confirming the presence of a disability or medical condition and stating whether this disability or condition is permanent or temporary. Please note that under the Ontario Human Rights Code, students are not required to disclose their diagnosis in order to access accommodations.
Students who need accommodations are asked to provide documentation from a qualified professional. This documentation must describe the student’s disability-related academic functional limitations in order to help Accessibility Services assess and establish the student’s accommodations.
Accessibility Services' Documentation Form
Print or download the PDF version of Accessibility Services' Documentation Form. This form must be filled out a qualified professional and be returned to Accessibility Services as soon as possible.
- Learning strategies
- Time-management and study skills
- Note-taking strategies
- Assistive technology & training
- A testing centre for students who require testing accommodations.
- Alternative learning materials
Do you have any programs that assist with the transition into Post-secondary for students with disabilities?
What bursaries or other financial assistance is available specifically to students with disabilities?
It is encouraged that students apply for OSAP even if they do not believe to be eligible, because they may qualify for the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and also to qualify for the Federal Opportunity Grant, based on disability related needs.
The Bursary for Students with disabilities may cover such disability related needs as tutoring, assistive software, technology equipment and computers. Please contact an Advisor for more details.