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Incoming Students

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Use the instructions on this page to register for accommodations through Student Accessibility Services. Here you can also access important documents and information to help you get the support you need.

Steps for Registering with Student Accessibility Services

1. Complete the intake form.

  • There are four ways to submit the form:

2. Collect/complete your disability documentation.

  • Student Accessibility Services requires current documentation from a registered health care professional, such as a physician, psychologist or psychiatrist, to provide academic accommodations. 
  • If you do not have documentation, ask your health care provider to complete the appropriate form, which you can find in the next tab.
  • If you are having difficulty connecting with a health care professional to obtain documentation, we will work with you to connect with an appropriate health care professional.

3. Send all your documentation forms to Student Accessibility Services.

  • Documentation must:
    • Confirm the disability is present, whether temporary or permanent.
    • Identify functional limitations and disability-related needs.
    • Indicate how the disability impacts or impairs academic functioning.
Once we have received your intake form, we will email you and set up the initial (intake) appointment with a Student Accessibility Advisor or Counsellor.

Intake Form

Verification of Disability for OSAP

We strongly encourage all students to apply for OSAP disability-related funding. There are additional programs available to students who submit the OSAP Disability Verification Form. This form is to be completed by the appropriate health care professional.

Before submitting your documentation to OSAP, please retain a copy to submit to Student Accessibility Services.  You can submit the completed OSAP Disability Verification Form to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by:

Additional documentation may be required by the university.  You can find the documentation forms in the next section.

Documentation Forms

Please read the information and instructions on the documentation form carefully and ensure they are completed in full by the appropriate health care professional. If you have multiple disabilities, please have the relevant forms completed by your health care team. Only complete the forms that pertain to your specific situation.

Severe Allergies

Students with severe allergies (food, environmental, insect, etc.) are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services and provide the details and impacts of the allergy. Student Accessibility Services will work with the student to develop a proactive plan to make the campus experience as safe as possible. We can also facilitate communication with staff and faculty who should be aware of the potential for a severe allergic reaction and ensure they are aware of how to respond should it occur. Please contact us at 905.721.3266 or email studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca to book an appointment.

Suspected Disabilities and Pending Documentation

If you suspect you have a disability but are not sure or if you are in the process of obtaining documentation, a Student Accessibility Services Counsellor or Advisor will assess the need for temporary accommodations and support on a case-by-case basis and can guide you towards getting appropriate documentation. Call 905.721.3266 to book an appointment.

Temporary Disabilities

Some examples of a temporary disability include:

  • acquiring a serious virus or infection
  • breaking your dominant arm or hand
  • experiencing an acute mental health crisis
  • getting a concussion
If you require assistance from Student Accessibility Services on a temporary basis, please contact us at 905-721-3266 or email studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca to book an appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accessibility Centre at 905.721.3266 or studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca.