Accessibility Services: Ontario Education Program

Accessibility Services coordinates accommodations, adjustments, and auxiliary aides and services for students with disabilities at Niagara University. The majority of students served through this office have learning disabilities in reading and writing. Other disabilities include Attention Deficit Disorder, mobility impairments, sensory and psychiatric disabilities.

Qualified students with disabilities are entitled to accommodations under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the coordinator of accessibility services. In order to receive accommodations (including adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services), documentation of disability and needs is required. All information received is considered confidential and released only to appropriate personnel on a need-to-know basis. To access services, students must initiate a request in writing for specific accommodations (alternative format, text enlargement, test accommodations, interpreters, etc.). Students must also take full responsibility for ongoing assistance. Please see the sections entitled "Eligibility for Services" and "Documentation Guidelines" for more specific information about verifying disability.