Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Finding Balance: Academic

Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Finding Balance: Academic

Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Finding Balance: Academic Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities and Academic Requirements Judith Brooder, Manager Student Accessibility Services Student Wellness and

Accessibility Centre Agenda Highlights SAS Accommodation Decision Tree Essential Requirements Communication

Questions Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Student Accessibility Services

Service area within Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre; Review documentation and assess student needs/requests; Determine and facilitate appropriate accommodation options; Provide support services; Communicate with faculty and staff regarding accommodation provision. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Our Collective Role. Embrace Brocks commitment to access and equity; Ensure Brock meets its legal duty to accommodate; Ensure Brock is free from systemic discrimination; Maintain the academic integrity of university programs.

Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre SAS Accommodation Decision Tree Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Is There a Disability Impacting Academic Participation? Brock provides accommodations

if: There is a disability present; There is a disability-related functional limitation; The functional limitation impacts academic participation at Brock. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre UDL and Strategy Options

Reduce the need for accommodation by: Incorporating principles of Universal Design for Learning; Providing access or referrals to strategy instruction. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Appropriate Accommodation Appropriate accommodation is:

Specific to the functional impact of the disability; Specific to the academic context. Student Wellness and Accessibiilty Centre Essential Requirements An essential requirement is: A curriculum component that is indispensable, vital and very important (OHRC);

Rationally connected to the performance of a task; Adopted in the good faith belief of its necessity; Demonstrably necessary, to the point of incurring undue hardship. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Moving from Reactive to Pro-active Pro-active strategies: Determining essential requirements;

Following principles Universal Design for Learning (UDL); Communication regarding essential requirements and course design. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Communication New features in OASIS Instructor Portal: Organization by accommodation; More information about accommodations;

Options for incorporating UDL to reduce the need for accommodations; Opportunities for faculty discussion regarding accommodations. Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre OASIS Instructor Portal Student Wellness and

Accessibility Centre OASIS Instructor Portal Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre Questions Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Resources Brocks Centre for Pedagogical Innovation. https://brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/resources/accessibility/ OHRC Guidelines on Accessibly Education. http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/Guidelines_on_accessibl e_education.pdf OHRC Policy on Ableism and Discrimination Based on Disability. http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-ableism-and-discrimination-based-disability Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities, 2012. https://brocku.ca/accessibility/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/Academic-Accomo

dation-for-Students-with-Disabilities.pdf Please also visit our Sharepoint page for more information and Faculty Resources: https://brocku.sharepoint.com/Student-Accessibility-Services/Pages/default.asp x

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