Student Resources

What types of disabilities are served by Ontario Universities?

All disabilities that fall under the Ontario Human Rights Code are served by our members. This definition is intended to be quite broad and evolve over time. It is understood to include permanent, prolonged/persistent, temporary, evident and non-evident disabilities, and examples include:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries (e.g. concussions)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blind, low vision, visually impaired
  • Chronic & temporary medical conditions
  • Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health conditions
  • Mobility and dexterity impairments

Where can I get more information?

The Ontario Human Rights Commission's Policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities

Council of Ontario Universities:

Ontario's Regional Assessment & Resource Centre: Transition Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities

AODA Post-Secondary Education Standard Development Committee

Funding for Students with Disabilities