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Accessible Learning Services
Accessible Learning Services (ALS) is offered by Humber College ITAL for students at the University of Guelph-Humber. Students may register with Accessible Learning Services if academic accommodations are requested that are disability-related. Students who register with ALS will meet with an Accessibility Consultant, identify accommodations to support the student’s learning environment, and are provided with an Accommodation Letter (that may be evaluated and re-issued each term). Students have the a choice to provide an Accommodation Letter directly to faculty, or have it sent on their behalf by email@example.com. Please note Faculty Support Officers do not have authorization to view or receive Accommodation Letters.
The accommodation letter will not disclose the nature of the disability, only the accommodations required by the student.
The Accommodation Letter lists the accommodations to which the student is entitled. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, faculty are required to provide the accommodations stipulated; however, it is not the faculty’s responsibility to arrange for all accommodations noted. Faculty are required to participate in the accommodation process and are encouraged to contact the Consultant listed on the Accommodation Letter if they have questions or concerns.
For further information, please visit The Accommodation Process
- Both temporary and permanent disabilities will be accommodated
- Students are not required to reveal private medical information to faculty or teaching assistants.
- Students do not need to disclose a diagnosis.
- Students do not need to seek accommodations directly from faculty or teaching assistants; they should register and connect with Accessible Learning Services for more information.
Accessible Learning Services: Testing & Examination
The Humber College ITAL Test Centre (located in the LRC building on the second floor, LRC2141) is responsible for administering testing, including accessibility-related accommodations, written outside of the classroom.
The Student’s Responsibility
- Complete a Test/Exam Notification Form at the Test Centre (LRC 2141) with all required information
- Submit the completed form (in person or via e-mail) to the appropriate Faculty Support Officer (listed by program at the end of the form) at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled test or exam.
- Ensure you arrive at Testing Services, with a piece of ID (i.e., student card) at the designated time that the test/exam is to be written.
The Faculty Support Officer’s Responsibility
- Collect the Test/Exam Notification Form from the student and ensure the form has been completed with all required information for booking
- Notify faculty of the booking through email correspondence (outlining the requested date/time and accommodations) and request a Microsoft Word copy of the test or exam
- Create and submit a Test Centre Referral Form along with a copy of the test/exam to the Test Centre, and/or email the test/exam to the Accessible Learning Services office if applicable
- Pick up the completed test or exam from the Test Centre and deliver to faculty
The Faculty’s Responsibility
- Reference the student’s Accommodation Letter (either sent by firstname.lastname@example.org the student directly) and confirm accommodations noted through email correspondence with the Faculty Support Officer
- Remind and direct all students registered with Accessible Learning Services to submit the Test/Exam Notification Form to the appropriate Faculty Support Officer for Test Centre bookings
- Submit a Word version (.rtf) of the test or exam at least 48 hours in advance to the appropriate Faculty Support Officer
For a full set of guidelines on the Accessible Learning Services process and further information/resources for faculty, please visit: http://www.humber.ca/student-life/swac/accessible-learning/faculty-resources
Accessible Learning Services Contact Information:
Student Wellness & Accessibility Centre (SWAC)
2nd Floor Learning Resource Centre, North Campus
205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
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