Centre for Accessibility

What the Centre can help with

The Centre for Accessibility facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life.

Top reasons to connect

  • Learn how your disability or on-going medical condition impacts your learning and participation in UBC activities 
  • Connect with an advisor if you received disability-related accommodations at your previous school
  • Discuss your disability-related considerations for housing, funding, or admission at UBC
  • If you're already registered with the Centre for Accessibility but your circumstances have changed, or you need to request a new academic concession or disability accommodation

How UBC accommodates students with disabilities

The Disability Accommodation Policy LR7 (pdf) provides guidance for students, faculty, and staff to understand the process through which accommodations for students with disabilities are made at the University. Read through frequently asked questions about the policy.

What the policy does

  • Clearly defines the responsibilities of the key University members involved in the process of accommodation
  • Expands upon and clarifies the scope of the Policy
  • Defines key terms used
  • Outlines the key principles to be considered when determining and implementing accommodations

Requesting an accommodation

Before requesting an accommodation, you must register with the Centre for Accessibility.

If you’re already registered with the Centre, submit an accommodation letter and/or exam reservation request by logging in.

If eligible, submit your peer notetaking request as well. Review important 2021/22 note taking program changes.

Student login

Information for faculty

If you are a faculty member, please log in to view student accommodation letters and upcoming exams requested by your students registered with the Centre. The list of Accommodation Letters does not represent the students who have booked an exam.

Faculty login

Face covering or mask exemption

If you are unable to wear a face covering for disability-related reasons, there are important requirements you must meet to be exempt, as well as certain practices you must follow when on campus.

Find out more

Contact us

If you are not registered with the Centre and you have a question, please email info.accessibility@ubc.ca to inquire about your options and determine whether the Centre's services are right for you.

If you are registered with the Centre for Accessibility, you can connect with your Accessibility directly via their direct email or by booking a 30 minute appointment with them by emailing info.accessibility@ubc.ca or calling 604 822 5844. For more time-sensitive matter, you can also book a same-day 15 minute drop-in appointment with any advisor during drop-in advising hours by calling 604 822 5844.

Drop-in advising hours

  • Monday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Mask requirement for in-person appointments

In-person appointments will take place in an enclosed, private office. In accordance with the university’s mask mandate, all students and advisors must wear a mask during appointments. If you are unable to wear a mask, the Centre for Accessibility can offer you a Zoom or phone appointment. If you have booked an in-person appointment and wish to change to a Zoom or phone appointment, please notify the Centre.

Accessibility resources at UBC

Centre for Accessibility blog

Stay up to date on urgent notices around access issues, such as construction on campus or broken elevators. You may also find updates for awards and opportunities.

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Become a student assistant 

The Centre for Accessibility hires student assistants throughout the year. As a student assistant, you will work directly with students with disabilities in a variety of ways. Most jobs take place on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

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