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Academic Accommodations

Accessing Your Accommodations

The following page walks you through how to access your academic accommodations including: 

See our Accommodations Explained page for information and explanations about key ALC accommodations.

  Activate Your Accommodations

You cannot use your accommodations unless you activate them first. Activation involves selecting the courses in which you want to use your accommodations.

If your accommodation plan includes exam, alternate format or notetaking, review the information below.

Exam Accommodations

If you want to access your accommodations for any in-person, virtually proctored or deferred exams, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Activate your accommodations through Accessible Learning Online
  2. Book your exams through Accessible Learning Online by the booking deadlines*
  3. Check exam locations and confirm exam request details

For all exam-related inquiries, email us at:

Waterloo: alexams@wlu.ca

Brantford: lbALexams@wlu.ca

Note: "Exam" refers to all timed assessments including quizzes, tests, midterms, and final exams.

Exam Accommodation Process

Exam Types

Rescheduled Exams

We require 10 full business days' notice to reschedule a test/exam.

Alternate Format

The information below applies to you only if your accommodation and support plan includes use of alternate format for reading.

Note Taking Support

If your plan includes note taking, review the information below.

Adaptive Technology

You can access assistive technology (AT) labs and services once you register with the ALC.  

Our AT services includes: 

  • Demonstrating equipment and software that support your access or help with academic tasks
  • Tutorials and tips on using software and devices, including mainstream applications
  • Technical help with assistive technology
  • Equipment and software lending library