Emily Carr University recognizes its ethical and legal duty to accommodate students with disabilities by affirming their rights to have full, fair, and equitable access to all services, programs, and facilities. The University will make every effort to provide an environment free of discrimination in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the B.C. Human Rights Code.
Accommodations are alterations made to the learning environment that help create equitable educational opportunities by mitigating barriers. Accommodations do not dilute the curriculum or credentials, but rather make it possible for instructors to fairly evaluate a student’s understanding of the material without the impact of the disability, and for students with a disability to achieve a grade that is a measure of their ability.
Each student’s accommodations are specific to their needs and are based on documentation of a disability provided by a certified, licensed practitioner whose training is commonly accepted for establishing a specific diagnosis. Documentation is reviewed by the Student Resource Coordinator who, in consultation with the student, determines the accommodations. These accommodations are stated on an Accommodation Notice, current to the semester, for the student to submit to their faculty and technicians.
To make an appointment or to find out more about Accessibility Services please see our website.