Mission

To foster equal access to the university experience for students with disabilities while maintaining academic standards through provision of academic accommodations and support services, in partnership with the Carleton community.

Mandate

  • Create awareness at Carleton University through the provision of educational and communications materials, professional development and other campus activities
  • Provide individualized support services for students with disabilities.
  • Work co-operatively and in consultative capacity with the various faculties, schools and administrative units on campus to support services, research, teaching and program initiatives which relate to disabilities.
  • Provide leadership in the identification and resolution of issues concerning access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities.
  • Facilitate, in co-operation with others, the transition of students with disabilities from school, college and community to the university and from university to community.
  • Improve the physical accessibility of Carleton, making buildings more accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • Provide student assistance through the support of a Volunteer program, which includes scribes, note-takers, tutors, and other necessary services
  • Improve access to the teaching experience with classroom accommodations such as sign language interpreters
  • Provide the facilitation of academic accommodations (e.g., extended time, alternate formats etc.)
  • Provide mediation between staff and student if the necessity arises
  • Make specialized equipment available for loan (e.g., digital recorders, variable speed and 4-track tape recorders, telephone devices for the deaf [TTY], adaptive listening systems and laptop computers).