University of Toronto Accessibility Services Office

There are offices on all three UofT campuses that work to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. The focus is on skills development, especially in areas of self-advocacy and academic skills.  Services are provided to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health disability, acquired brain injury or chronic health condition (e.g. epilepsy, cancer, bowel disease) as well as students who have temporary disabilities such as a broken dominant arm. 

The service provides a wide range of support, including:

  • Learning disability assessments 
  • Adaptive technology assessments
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Learning strategy support
  • Test and examination accommodations
  • Note taking services 
  • Sign language interpreters; computer note-taking
  • Advice and information on disability issues
  • Liaison to University and off-campus agencies
  • Campus transportation (St. George Campus only)

To access the Service, students make an appointment to meet with an Advisor to discuss individual needs, accommodations, and strategies for success. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the professionals on staff for an assessment to identify strategies and determine accommodations.

As Accessibility Services has limited facilities, it is the student's responsibility to contact the office early to make arrangements for the writing of exams. There are strict deadlines each term that must be observed. Students must present relevant and up-to-date documentation, as outlined on the website, from an appropriate health care professional.  Any information about a student's disability is confidential and is not shared outside the Service unless the student gives permission.
 

Accessibility at the Faculty

Wheelchair Access to Faculty of Law

Flavelle House: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter Flavelle House from the main door beside the driveway.

Bora Laskin Library: The entrance to the Library is off the main floor in the new wing of Flavelle House. The doors along this route are automated and wheelchair accessible. There are a number of carrels on the main floor of the library where the tabletop has been positioned for a wheelchair. Access to the upper and lower levels of the Library is possible by way of the central elevator near the Reference shelves.

Flavelle Classrooms: The elevator across from the Circulation Desk is available to access the classroom wing on the lower level. Please speak to any Library staff member for assistance.

Falconer Hall: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter Falconer Hall using the ramp on the south side of the building, accessed from the path at the front of the building.

The University of Toronto online campus map indicates the locations of accessible entrances (the yellow arrows).