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Services For Students With Disabilities

Accommodation Services

Vancouver Island University students with a documented disability may be entitled to reasonable accommodation. Accommodation is determined on an individual basis and must be supported by current documents from a qualified professional. One month prior to the semester start date, the student is responsible to request accommodation and provide documentation.

Students’ responsibilities:

  • Meet entry requirements and on-going academic standards.
  • Provide current documentation of disability.
  • Identify themselves to Disability Access Services as soon as possible.
  • Bring requests for accommodation to the attention of Disability Access Services at the beginning of each semester.
  • Discuss their accommodation needs with their instructors at the beginning of each semester.
  • Bring all requests for exam accommodation to Disability Access Services in writing, at least two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date.
  • Inform Disability Access Services of any important changes to their health or disability.

Reasonable accommodation may include:

  • Orientation to services and the campus
  • Assistance with financial aid planning
  • Assistance with advanced registration
  • Assistance with obtaining interpreter services
  • Exam accommodation
  • Help obtaining assistive technology
  • Arranging help for note-taking, reader, study partner
  • Arranging alternate format for text books and course material
  • Assistance with study skills

Students with documented disabilities requiring academic and/or exam accommodation are encouraged to contact Student Affairs at the beginning of the semester. Failure to apply by October 31 or February 28 could result in no accommodation.

Contact Information:

Student Affairs, Cowichan Campus, 250-746-3509. Some services take time to arrange so please plan ahead.

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