Teaching and Learning Resources

Accessibility (Student)

Many students face disabilities that challenge their academic success. The Student Accessibility Services. (SAS) office works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of McMaster University are accessible to and usable by, students with disabilities.

Supporting students with physical, mental health and learning disabilities can provide them with the same opportunities to learn as other students.  Student Accessibility Services is available to full-time, part-time and prospective students and faculty to arrange classroom accommodations.  Academic accommodations and modifications include alternate text formats (computer software, Braille printers), classroom note takers, scribes during tests, extended time to complete an exam, a distraction free environment to write tests, written explanations of assignments and many others specific to the student’s needs. 

McMaster’s Student Accessibility Services website also has a Faculty information page that addresses many of the available services.

Related Resources

Human Rights and Equity Services
The office in charge of insuring all inclusivity and equity policies are executed fairly

Accessibility at McMaster
A broader explanation of how the university approaches accessibility and the responsibilities of staff, students and faculty