- Arrange an appointment with Accessibility Services to determine your particular needs as some accommodations may require three to six months lead time.
- Provide current supporting documentation to Accessibility Services, the cost of which is borne by the student.
- Provide 3rd party consent to permit disclosure of documentation to Accessibility Services.
- Sign disclosure agreement.
- Receive appropriate treatment to minimize the impact of the disability for which you seek accommodation.
Administrators, faculty, instructors, and staff responsibilities
- Providing reasonable accommodations
- Informing any students identifying themselves as disabled, of the relevant policy and referring to Accessibility Services
- Assisting Accessibility Services by providing information requested
- Complying with disclosure agreements
- Keeping confidential any personal information provided by a student in connection with an accommodation request, except as provided by the disclosure agreement, or as provided in the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, or as the student may otherwise agree
- Facilitating implementation of the IAP
- If a review process is requested, comply with recommendations made by the Director of Student Services after review of Accessibility Services' implementation of the student’s request for accommodation.
Assessment of request for accommodations
Once Accessibility Services has received sufficient documentation, Accessibility Services will notify the student and the Associate Dean of the recommended accommodations, taking into account the impact of the student’s needs, as well as the educational standards and core requirements of the applicable course or program.
Guiding principles for recommendations
- The accommodation must be reasonable regarding the impact of the disability, the needs of the student and the time required to respond
- Accommodations must not risk health and safety
- Accommodation must not impose an unreasonable cost to IZUNA or otherwise unreasonably affect IZUNA’s operations or its ability to provide educational services to its students
- All students must meet the same or functionally equivalent admission requirements and course prerequisites as other students
- A student with a documented disability must still be able to demonstrate acquisition of knowledge and mastery of skills ordinarily required to pass a course or program.