Students with disabilities use a variety of services and supports to access and thrive in their college education.
Access (Accommodation) Services:
Services designed to lower specific disability related barriers to participation, assessed and prescribed as academic accommodations on a case-by-case, person-by-person basis by the Centre for Accessible Learning are access (or academic accommodation) services. These services are task oriented and are communicated as academic accommodations on a Faculty Notification of Academic Accommodation letter each term that students share with their course instructors.
Common Access Services in Post Secondary
Academic Success Services:
Students with and without disabilities use learning assistance services. These can be used by anyone as strategies to maximize the conditions for academic success. They focus on providing students with supplementary opportunities to review specific course material for better understanding, comprehension, and retrieval and/or to build practical skills for setting, meeting, and evaluating academic goals.
Academic success services are not access (academic accommodation) services.
Common Academic Success Services in Post Secondary: