All information provided to our service may be shared only on a need to know basis. To protect your information, all university staff receiving information follow University policies and guidelines, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other legal requirements. A diagnosis of a disability is requested but not required for students to receive academic accommodations.

We encourage you to register with Accessibility Services if you identify with any of the following disability categories:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury or Concussion
  • Chronic Health Issues (for example, Bowel Diseases, Epilepsy, Migraines)
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health – both permanent and temporary (for example, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders)
  • Mobility / Functional Issues
  • Low Vision / Legally Blind
  • Temporary Issues (for example, Broken limbs)
  • If you are experiencing functional limitations that are impacting your academic performance at U of T but don’t know which category of disability best describes your situation, visit the New Registration webpage.

What are academic accommodations?

Academic accommodations support your ability to participate fully in the academic environment in a positive way that is responsive to your learning.

Academic accommodations are based upon available documentation outlining your functional limitations, provincial best practices, the student’s past educational experiences and current needs, as applied to the academic demands of your program. 

Academic accommodations do not exempt you from meeting course and program standards.

Learn more about the different types of accommodations.

New registration

If you are experiencing difficulties that affect your learning and suspect you may have a disability, you may want to register with Accessibility Services.

Your intake interview and next steps

We look forward to meeting with you discuss the impact your disability has upon learning, to understand what strategies you use and to introduce you to the services we provide. Learn about the intake interview and next steps.

Annual renewal of accommodations and registration

Your academic accommodations and registration with our office expire every May 1st. Renew your registration as early as possible to limit the delay of having your academic accommodations in place.

Interim Accommodations

If you are seeking accommodations but do not yet have the documentation required, interim accommodations may be provided. You will need to register with Accessibility Services.