Answered By: Wendy Fan
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016     Views: 39

The Disability Officer will determine on a case-by-case basis what assistance and reasonable adjustments are appropriate for you. Requests which alter the academic standards of the module or programme of study will not be granted.

Adjustments include but are not limited to:

  • Additional time:  The weekly modular format provides the flexibility needed for most students with disabilities to schedule coursework and meet deadlines.  Some disabled students may require additional time to remove barriers they experience as a result of their disability.  Such students may be granted additional time to complete assignments.  There is a limit to the amount of additional time allowed as a reasonable adjustment, and that limit is based on the essential components of the curriculum.
  • Course Materials in Alternative Format:  The nature of an online programme mean most classroom documentation is in electronic format that would allow computer software to read text read out loud or enlarge or adapt in a way that makes it accessible. If an assigned text is not available in an e-book format the student can contact the Disability Officer and request support.


If you believe you have a disability that might affect your studies, please visit the Centre for Student Success disability pages .

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