When students with disabilities are admitted to the University, they have met the same rigorous standards for admission as all other students, i.e., their high-school grade point averages and college entrance exams scores are high. Faculty can support the continued success of students with disabilities by implementing certain accessible practices.
- Introduction to Accessible Education
- Developing Courses
- Writing a Course Syllabus
- Creating Accessible Lectures
- Using PowerPoint
- Using Word Documents and / or PDFs
- Evaluating Students and Giving Feedback
- Accessibility in e-Learning
- Creating an Inclusive Course & Classroom: Strategies for Instuctors
- Classroom Management
- In-Class Inclusive Teaching
- Report on Accessible Media, Ontario Council of University Libraries (PDF, includes links to captioning services)
- Science Laboratories
- Student Academic Accommodations
- Syllabus Design and Course Information
- Training for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Instructors
When a student requests accommodations due to a disability, they are referred to Accessibility Services:
- Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto St. George (UTSG)
- Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
- Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
This service will evaluate the need for any supporting documentation, review medical documentation and confidentially store the documents, and review and determine with all parties the best accommodation recommendations in order to meet the student’s needs.
Providing accommodation without consultation may lead to inconsistent practice, and faculty and students may not be appropriately supported. Further information can be found on the Academic Accomodations webpage.
U of T has a number of services to support students in every aspect of their schooling, from financial aid to note-taking help to assistance getting around campus. As well as the services and programs list above, others are available, including: Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA), intercampus transportation, financial assistance and library resources.