The University is committed to increasing and enhancing opportunities for people with disabilities, as outlined in the Students with Disabilities Policy. In accordance with section 6.0, “Students with disabilities shall have access to all the University's academic courses, unless in the accreditation of a particular program the Academic Committee receives appropriate expert advice that the curriculum could not be adapted to provide students with particular disabilities the opportunity to meet the educational objectives of the course.”
Students with disabilities are encouraged to disclose the nature of their disability. Disclosure assists with making accommodations to a placement. The University cannot make accommodations, or inform the placement supervisor/facility about the student's disability, without the student's permission.
Where a student identifies him or herself as having a disability and requests assistance the student, program convenor, counsellors at Student Services and/or other Office of Disability staff, if appropriate, should
- meet to ensure an accurate assessment of the requirements of the placement and the student's ability
- determine how the learning outcomes of the placement may be achieved while accommodating the needs of the student
- discuss the information that will be provided to the facility/placement supervisor about the student's disability and who should provide it.