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Step 2: Meet Your Accessible Learning Consultant

If Accessible Learning determines you are eligible for support after reviewing your registration form and documentation, we will email your @mylaurier email address about meeting with an Accessible Learning consultant.

What to Expect

Think of this first meeting with your Accessible Learning consultant as an opportunity for you to discuss your accommodation and support needs.  

Here is what you can expect:

  1. The meeting will last approximately 1 hour.
  2. Your consultant will ask you questions about:
    • Your strengths and challenges as a student.
    • How your disability affects you at school and in your learning.
    • Your experience with using academic accommodations.
    • Other supports you are accessing on or off-campus.
    • Your academic program, its requirements, and your academic plan (e.g., full or part-time studies)
    • Practicum, placement, or fieldwork requirements, if applicable.
  3. You and your consultant will discuss the services and accommodations appropriate for your specific needs.
  4. Together, you will finalize your support and accommodation plan.
  5. Your consultant will send you a Letter of Accommodation.
  6. Your consultant will also email you the following information:
    • Instructions for activating and using your accommodations.
    • Information about on or off-campus supports, as appropriate.
    • Other useful details.

After Meeting Your Consultant

After meeting with your Accessible Learning consultant, be sure to complete the following tasks as soon as possible:

  1. Complete GOAL: A Golden Hawk's Orientation to Accessible Learning.
  2. Activate your Accommodations.
  3. Book your Exams.
  4. Connect with your instructors about your accommodation plan.

Accommodation Plans

It is helpful to note that accommodation plans:

  • May be ongoing or temporary depending on your disability and the documentation submitted.
  • State the academic accommodations and supports the University will provide.
  • Are individualized to each student based on their personal experience and documentation.
  • Indicate student responsibilities for managing their accommodations.
  • Do not guarantee academic success.
  • Do not remove, reduce, or modify essential course or program requirements.

Graduate Students

Accessible Learning recognizes that graduate studies often include independent research, thesis development and writing, fieldwork and placements. These activities may require accommodations different from those typically used in undergraduate programs.

In addition to documentation and meeting with you, the Accessible Learning consultant may also consult with graduate faculty and supervisors and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies when developing accommodation plans for graduate students.