Academic accommodations for students with disabilities

Academic accommodations help students with a disability or ongoing medical condition overcome challenges that may affect their academic success.

UBC Centre for Accessibility determines students' eligibility for accommodations in accordance with Policy 73: Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (pdf)

The types of conditions supported by 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 Asperger's syndrome
  • Chronic health conditions including ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, or migraines
  • Physical disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, or mobility impairments

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

Centre for Accessibility

Centre for Accessibility

Student Services

Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
Room 1203
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Mon8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri8:30 am - 4:30 pm