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Adapting processes to remove barriers

U of T is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. As such, we strive to make our processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for all students and employees.

 

Employment Accommodations

The office of Health & Wellbeing Programs and Services assists with providing accommodation to persons with disabilities in the workplace. They provide support to employees on sick leave, long term disability or Workplace Safety & Insurance Board claim and returning to work after illness or injury (for both the employee and his or her department); information on workplace injury, long term disability, workplace accommodation and related issues, and; information about healthy workplaces, individual health strategies, educational opportunities and health-related resources and services both on and off campus.

How to Request Accommodation via HR Service Centre

Accommodation Guidelines for Employees with Disabilities

 

Recruitment and Selection

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

 

 

Student Accommodations

When a student requests accommodations due to a disability, they are referred to Accessibility Services:

UTM Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto Mississauga

UTSG Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto St. George

UTSC AccessAbility Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough

This service will evaluate the need for any supporting documentation, review medical documentation and confidentially store the documents, and review and determine with all parties the best accommodation recommendations in order to meet the student’s needs. Providing accommodation without consultation may lead to inconsistent practice, and faculty and students may not be appropriately supported. Further information can be found on the Academic Accomodations webpage.

U of T has a number of services to support students in every aspect of their schooling, from financial aid to note-taking help to assistance getting around campus. As well as the services and programs list above, others are available, including: Students for Barrier-free Access, intercampus transportation, financial assistance and library resources.