The following resources are available to help you understand your rights as a student with a disability and the guidelines set out to help you achieve academic success.
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- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
- Policies and guidelines on disability and the duty to accommodate; and
- Guidelines on accessible education.
You can request the above information in a variety of formats including:
Resources on the web:
- A Faculty Handbook to Accommodating Students with Disabilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
- Accommodations in Employment for Persons with Disabilities at the University of Toronto;
- Attention Deficit Disorder in College Faculty and Students: Partners in Education published by National Center for Law and Learning Disabilities;
- A faculty guide developed by the Centre for Students with Disabilities containing information on instructional strategies for the students who have learning disabilities; mild acquired brain injuries; attention deficit disorder; are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing; medical disabilities; mental health disabilities; mobility impairments; or are blind or have low vision;
- Faculty Awareness and Training in the Post-Secondary Community;
- Mental Health Works;
- Teaching Strategies to Make Classes Accessible for Students with Disabilities;
- What Accommodations Work in School?;
- Universal Instructional Design;
- CAST Universal Design for Learning;
- Enhancing Success for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education;
- Learning Disabilities Resource Community; and
- Association on Higher Education and Disability;
In addition, the College Committee on Disability Issues website offers you a wide range of resources.
- Barrier-Free Design, Canadian Standards Association (1995);
- Issues in Educating Students With Disabilities (The Lea Series on Special Education and Disability), Lloyd, J., Kameenui, E.J., Chard, D (1997), Lawrence Earlbaum;
- Moores, Donald F. (2001), Educating the Deaf: Psychology, Principles, and Practices, Houghton Mifflin Co.;
- Rose, David H., Meyer, A., Strangman, N., and Rappolt, G. (2002), Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning, Atlantic Centre of Research Access and Support for Students with Disabilities;
- Tanguay, Pamela, B. and Thompson, Sue. (2002), Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions, Jessica Kingsley Publishing; and
- Taylor, George, R., and Harrington, Frances, E. (2003), Educating the Disabled: Enabling Learners in Inclusive Settings, Scarecrow Press.
- Disability etiquette 28KB – Word DOC;
- Making your workplace accessible 28KB – Word DOC;
- Resource list for visually impaired people 270KB – Word DOC; and
- Vocabulary guide 40KB – Word DOC.
Selected resources available at the Campus Library:
- Office for Disability Issues Strategic Plan, 2002-2007, HD 7256 .C3 O35 2002;
- Handbook of Learning Disabilities, LC 4704 .H364 2003;
- Roffman, Arlyn J. Meeting the Challenge of Learning Disabilities in Adulthood, LC 4818.5 .R64 2000;
- Bryant, Diane Pedrotty. Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, RM 950 .B79 2003; and
- Journal of Learning Disabilities; available through the library website in electronic format through EBSCO-Academic (Jan. 1975- ), PROQUEST Nursing (May 1997-), and in paper beginning with Jan/Feb. 2004.