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Roles and Responsibilities

Laurier recognizes the importance of your student experience and acknowledges the impact disabilities can have on learning. If you are a student with a disability, it's important for you to be able to participate fully in determining the appropriate accommodations plan for you.

Understand Your Responsibilities

If you require accommodations, ensure that you: 

  • Identify yourself to Accessible Learning by registering through Accessible Learning Online and uploading the required documentation.
  • Participate in the accommodation process and attend your scheduled appointments with your accommodation consultant.
  • Provide relevant and recent documentation and promptly communicate any updates, concerns, or changes related to your disability to Accessible Learning. 
  • Manage your time for classwork, engagement, and study time. Accessible Learning staff can provide you with academic accommodations and support, but you are responsible for your academic success. 
  • Read and sign applicable service agreements each term found in Accessible Learning Online. Service agreements outline additional, detalied roles and responsibilities applicable to you as a student registered with Accessible Learning.

Understand Your Instructor's Responsibility

Instructors play a vital role in shaping your postsecondary experience. Your instructors' responsibilities include: 

  • Consulting on a suitable accommodation plan that meets your needs and satisfy the essential requirements of the course/program. 
  • Working cooperatively with Accessible Learning by supporting requests for exam information tutors, educational assistants and note takers. 
  • Ensuring your confidentiality

Understanding the ALC's Responsibilities

The ALC will coordinate requests for, and assist in, the provision of accommodations by:

  • Receiving and verifying your psychological or medical documentation from an approved and regulated health professional. Ensure that your documentation is recent and relevant in nature.
  • Reviewing all documentation and consulting with you to determine if you qualify for Accessible Learning’s services.
  • Providing academic accommodation to support you when requested.
  • Assisting and providing information to instructors, chairs, associate deans or their delegates, and other administrative staff as needed.
  • Ensuring that your information is treated confidentially (e.g. your medical and psychological documentation). Your information is subject to disclosure when necessary to affect the accommodation as required by law and is maintained in your student file within Accessible Learning
  • Developing an accommodation plan, where appropriate, based on your needs and available course/program information and requirements.
  • Communicating the proposed accommodation plan in writing by confidential email to your instructor(s)/department(s) in a timely fashion.