Academic accommodations for students with disabilities

About academic accommodations

Academic accommodations help students with a disability or ongoing medical condition overcome challenges that may affect their academic success. Learn about the types of academic accommodations available to students.

UBC's Centre for Accessibility determines a student's eligibility for accommodations in accordance with the university's Disability Accommodation Policy LR7.

Your instructor does not determine academic accommodations; however, they may consult with the Centre for Accessibility if the accommodations are affecting the essential learning outcomes of a course.

The types of conditions supported by the Centre for Accessibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, or bipolar disorder
  • Neurological disabilities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, head injuries, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic health conditions including ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, or migraines
  • Physical or sensory disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, or mobility impairments

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