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.

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

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 bi-polar disorder
  • Neurological disabilities such as attention deficit/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

Academic accommodations are not determined by your instructor. However, your instructor may consult with the Centre for Accessibility should the accommodations affect the essential learning outcomes of a course. 

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