Disability Services for Ontario Students

Qualified students with disabilities are entitled to accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code. A qualified student with a disability is defined as one who can meet the admission requirements for both the university and the specific program of study which he/she wishes to pursue and who has a life-affecting disability within the meaning of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The purpose of accommodations and modifications is to reduce or eliminate any disadvantages that may exist because of an individual’s disability.

Services for students with disabilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Test modifications (e.g., extended time, separate location, readers)
  • Classroom accommodations.
  • Liaison with faculty, local, state and federal agencies
  • Assistance in acquiring special equipment
  • Advocacy

Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services must contact and provide documentation of disability to the coordinator of disability services, Seton Hall, First Floor, 716.286.8541; kadams@niagara.edu; or fax: 716.286.8063. Documentation must be current and submitted by a qualified professional. The documentation must clearly identify a disability, its impact on the student’s current level of functioning and support the student’s request for accommodation. Depending on the disability and the type of assistance requested, a graduate student may be referred to additional university service providers as needed.