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Accommodations for Students Registered with Counselling and Accessibility Services

Counselling and Accessibility Services offers support for Seneca students who have provided relevant medical documentation and would benefit from supports including accommodations. Counselling and Accessibility Services assist students to optimize their personal and academic potential with support from counsellors, assistive technologists and learning strategists.

Accommodation Letters for Students

Accommodation letters for a student can be found on the Instructor portal.

Supporting Students with Diagnosis/Disability

University of New Brunswick’s Supports for Students with Disabilities is a comprehensive guide to various diagnosis/diagnosis.

Accessibility Checklist for Online Courses

This document should help you quickly assess your online course material for accessibility and provide resources regarding accommodations: Academic Accommodations – Guide to Support Faculty

If you have questions regarding accommodations, email the Counsellor identified on the student’s accommodation letter and copy at senecacnas@senecapolytechnic.ca.

Accessibility at Seneca

The Accessibility at Seneca website has information about the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), policies and procedures, and resources for all Seneca employees.

Seneca’s Accessibility Commitment: A resource from Human Resources for faculty to understand their responsibilities related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Creating Accessible Documents

You can get access to Seneca branded documents including PowerPoints by going to Accessible Document Templates.

Two learning modules from LinkedIn Learning teach you, in video format, about accessible documents:

Explore Toronto Metropolitan University’s OER Understanding Document Accessibility. The content covers some basics on document accessibility and then provides some practical support for authoring techniques for word processors, spreadsheets and presentation and PDF applications.

Accessible Campus

National Centre on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) “cheat sheets” provide supports for Microsoft Office 2016.

Google Docs can be checked for accessibility using the Grackle docs add-on.

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