Accessibility Services

Providing support to students with disabilities.

What does Accessibility Services do?

The Accessibility Services Office offers support for students with many types of disabilities so they can participate in all aspects of their academic experience at Laurentian University.

If you have, or suspect that you may have a disability, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 705-675-1151, ext. 3324 or by email at accessibilityservicesinfo@laurentian.ca

Current Students

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to receive support and accommodation you must self-identify as a student with a disability to Accessibility Services, provide us with documentation regarding your functional limitations, and register with Accessibility Services.

To register, you must book an appointment with Accessibility Services. Please contact us either by phone, email or TTY to make an appointment.
 

Accessibility Services

Parker Building, P-230

Tel: 675-1151 ext. 3324

Fax: 705-675-4807

Email : accessibilityservicesinfo@laurentian.ca 

TTY: 705-671-6617

You may want to contact Accessibility Services as soon as you have received your acceptance, sometime prior to school starting, or within the first week of school. After this initial meeting you will be asked to meet with an Accessibility Advisor to further your accommodation process. This will ensure that you are properly registered for our services.
 

Accessibility Services

Parker Building, P-230

Tel: 675-1151 ext. 3324

Fax: 705-675-4807

Email : accessibilityservicesinfo@laurentian.ca 

TTY: 705-671-6617

 

To register with Accessibility Services, students must provide documentation confirming the presence of a disability or medical condition and stating whether this disability or condition is permanent or temporary. Please note that under the Ontario Human Rights Code, students are not required to disclose their diagnosis in order to access accommodations.

Students who need accommodations are asked to provide documentation from a qualified professional. This documentation must describe the student’s disability-related academic functional limitations in order to help Accessibility Services assess and establish the student’s accommodations.

Accessibility Services' Documentation Form

Print or download the PDF version of Accessibility Services' Documentation Form. This form must be filled out a qualified professional and be returned to Accessibility Services as soon as possible.

Download Accessibility Services' Documentation Form

  • Learning strategies
  • Time-management and study skills
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Assistive technology & training
  • A testing centre for students who require testing accommodations.
  • Alternative learning materials

Yes.  Students in need of our services are encouraged to attend our FREE three-day transition program. This program is known as our "LIFT" program and typically runs during the last week of August.  The application form can be found here and on our web page.

It is encouraged that students apply for OSAP even if they do not believe to be eligible, because they may qualify for the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and also to qualify for the Federal Opportunity Grant, based on disability related needs.

The Bursary for Students with disabilities may cover such disability related needs as tutoring, assistive software, technology equipment and computers. Please contact an Advisor for more details.