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 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 notetaking request guidelines.

Student login

The Centre for Accessibility Online Services Portal is for UBC Vancouver students.

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.

Review the Canvas guide (pdf) for how to adjust for student exam accommodations.

Faculty login

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 Advisor 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 matters, 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.

The Centre for Accessibility is located at Room 1203 in Brock Hall.

Drop-in advising hours

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

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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