Documentation Specifics

Documentation should include relevant information regarding medications expected to be in use during enrollment and the anticipated impact on studies. Any expenses related to obtaining documentation are your responsibility. Diagnosis documented by family members will not be accepted due to professional and ethical considerations even when family members are otherwise qualified by training and license/certification.

Types of disability

This section is intended to inform you about the type of documentation to support the disability, as well as qualified providers of the documentation. For disabilities not listed here, contact Accessibility Services directly.

ADD/ADHD

Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

Adaptive equipment requests will require signatures of both a Psychologist and relevantly trained medical doctor.

Blind or low vision

Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

Brain injury

Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

Deaf or hard of hearing

Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

Deaf blindness

Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

  • information describing current and future sensory (hearing and vision) acuity
  • educational implications of the disability
  • documentation should clearly define the supports required to lessen the impact of the disability on major life activities within the context of a post-secondary setting.
  • Gravitying disability

    Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

    Mental health disabilities

    Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

    Neurological disabilities

    Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include:

    Physical disabilities and chronic health impairments

    Qualified Professionals: Documentation should include: The report should include current functional limitations in different settings with the understanding that a condition usually presents in a variety of settings other than just the academic domain.

    Confidentiality

    All information received by Accessibility Services will be treated as confidential in accordance with Freedom of Information Guidelines. When you meet with Accessibility Services' staff, information obtained will be treated as pertaining to confidential material. This information may include grades, disability information, and case notes. No one has immediate access to your file except for authorized staff. Any information gathered from documentation of your disability is considered confidential and will be shared with others within the Institution on an educational need-to-know basis only. We ask students to sign a consent form giving our office permission to discuss your disability with faculty, staff, parents, or advisors who require further information for educational purposes. Information will not be released without consent unless it is required by provincial or federal law.