1. Academic Accommodations
    1. Accommodation Appeal Process
    2. Accommodation Services in the Classroom
    3. Accommodation Services for Tests and Examinations
  2. Academic Support Services
    1. Academic Advising Centre
    2. Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)
    3. Faculty Disability Resource Guides
    4. Math and Stats Learning Assistance Program (MS-LAP)
    5. Math Tutorial Centre (MTC)
    6. Science Student Success Centre (SSSC)
    7. Department of French Support Services
    8. Sprott Undergrad Student Services Office
    9. Elsie MacGill Learning Centre
  3. Assistive Technology
    1. New Sun Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre
    2. Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities
  4. Community Events and Resources
    1. BounceBack Ontario
    2. Enable Ottawa
    3. Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Competition
    4. Make the Cut Transition Program
    5. National AccessAbility Week
    6. The National Educational Association of Disabled Students
    7. Transforming Disability Knowledge, Research and Activism – TDKRA
  5. Disability-Specific Centres
    1. Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC)
    2. Health and Counselling Services
    3. McIntyre Exam Centre (MTC)
    4. Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC)
  6. Education and Training
    1. American Sign Language
    2. AODA Online Training Module
    3. Disability Studies (Minor)
    4. Educational Development Centre (EDC)
    5. READi Training Program (Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation)
    6. Universal Instructional Design
    7. Video Recording Support
    8. Web Accessibility Webinars
    9. Web Workshops on Accessibility
  7. Employment Support
    1. Accessible Career Transitions (ACT)
    2. ACT to Employ
    3. AbleTo Resources
    4. David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise
    5. Disability-Specific Employment Resources
    6. Hire Students with Disabilities
  8. Financial Aid Support
    1. Academic Resilience Fund
    2. Carleton University Awards and Bursaries for Students with Disabilities
    3. Disability Awards
    4. Student Activities Fund
    5. Student Life Awards
  9. Mental Health Support
    1. Bench the Barriers
    2. Carleton University Mental Health and Well-Being Website
    3. Empower Me
    4. From Intention to Action (FITA)
    5. Health and Counselling Services
    6. Pop the Stigma
    7. Residence Counselling and Wellness
  10. Navigating Campus
    1. Accessible Parking
    2. Campus Construction Updates
    3. Campus Map
    4. Emergency Evacuation Guidelines
    5. Transportation Map
    6. Learning Spaces
    7. Residences
    8. Wayfinding Pilot
  11. Online Support
    1. Brightspace
    2. Carleton Mobile App
    3. Carleton Online
    4. CU Worksafe
    5. Information Technology Services (ITS)
    6. Online Help Centre

Academic Accommodations

Accommodation Appeal Process

For students; a student elects to contact the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities and requests an informal review of an instructor’s decision to deny a recommended accommodation.

Accommodation Services in the Classroom

For students; provided through the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities including audio recording lectures, sign language interpreting, note-taking, alternate format materials and captioned videos.

Accommodation Services for Tests and Examinations

For students; supported through the McIntyre Exam Centre and organized by the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, this service provides accommodations for test and exam writing for example, use of extra time and/or assistive technology.

Academic Support Services

Academic Advising Centre

For undergraduate students; offers advising sessions for students who are experiencing academic difficulty, need assistance understanding their academic audit, want to ensure they are fulfilling their degree program’s academic requirements or have been placed on Academic Warning.

Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)

For students; a support centre offering skill development workshops, writing services and peer-assisted study sessions.

Faculty Disability Resource Guides

For faculty; resource guides to support students with disabilities.

Math and Stats Learning Assistance Program (MS-LAP)

For students; a support program offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics that provides learning support and solutions to first-year course homework questions through assistance videos.

Math Tutorial Centre (MTC)

For students; study space for individuals or groups studying math and wish to receive support from a teaching assistant.

Science Student Success Centre (SSSC)

For students; helps undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science define and achieve their academic, career and social goals.

Department of French Support Services

For students; one-on-one and group support with written and conversational French.

Sprott Undergrad Student Services Office

For students; personalized support with academic needs, career goals, program progression plans and strategies for success.

Elsie MacGill Learning Centre

For students; academic support centre helping engineering students achieve their learning goals.

Assistive Technology

New Sun Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre

For students; located inside MacOdrum Library, the centre has a range of assistive equipment, facilities, and services, including six workstations with assistive screen-reading and voice-recognition software.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

For students; the centre offers individualized support from certified assistive technologists who explore assistive technology solutions, training and support to acquire software and devices as needed to suit a specific disability need.

Community Events and Resources

BounceBack Ontario

For students; a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.

Enable Ottawa

For students, faculty, staff and community; an annual conference that aims to bring news, awareness, and information about emerging assistive and adaptive technologies, services, and resources, and innovative research and advances in these areas, to the disability and accessibility communities in Ottawa.

Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Competition

For students; a contest for students to create innovative, cost effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues with the intention of removing barriers to accessibility within the community.

Make the Cut Transition Program

For high school students; a transition program hosted by Carleton and designed to assist high school students with disabilities explore supports and services at university.

National AccessAbility Week

For students, faculty and staff; a federal initiative promoting accessibility and inclusion across the country which gives Carleton a forum to spotlight its continual advances in accessibility.

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students

A national cross-disability charitable organization supporting access to education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. Its administrative office is at Carleton University.

Transforming Disability Knowledge, Research and Activism – TDKRA

For students, faculty, staff and community; a collaborative project that provides opportunities for Canadians to engage in transnational work for social justice with disabled girls and women in the global South.

Disability-Specific Centres

Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC)

For students; an advocacy and support office that offers community and programming for all disability and accessibility concerns and barriers over the course of a student’s university experience.

Health and Counselling Services

For students, faculty and staff; a multidisciplinary healthcare facility for the provision of both medical and counselling services.

McIntyre Exam Centre (MTC)

For students and faculty; the exam centre on campus that assists students with disabilities and instructors to meet accommodation needs, including in-class tests and formally scheduled exams.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC)

For students; Carleton’s centre for students with documented disabilities that coordinates all academic accommodations and support services for students on campus (e.g., in-class, tests, exams, etc.).

Education and Training

American Sign Language

For students; a course offered to undergraduates as a certificate program.

AODA Online Training Module

For faculty, staff and volunteers; mandatory training on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Disability Studies (Minor)

For students; a disability studies program that explores historical, cultural, economic, physical and social aspects of disability and examines the practicality of accessibility and theory of inclusion.

Educational Development Centre (EDC)

For faculty; a training facility that provides tools, resources and information to make courses accessible.

READi Training Program (Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation)

For students; training for graduate students to explore interdisciplinary approaches for incorporating accessible, inclusive and human-centered design principles into their studies.

Universal Instructional Design

For faculty; a list of helpful online UID resources.

Video Recording Support

For faculty and staff; guides, resources, tips and suggestions to incorporate accessible video into classrooms.

Web Accessibility Webinars

For faculty and staff; training on the AODA minimum standard for Carleton’s web presence.

Web Workshops on Accessibility

For faculty and staff; guides and resources to make a website accessible through structure, video, images, writing and tables.

Employment Support

Accessible Career Transitions (ACT)

For students; individualized job search support and career advising for students and alumni who identify as having a disability.

ACT to Employ

For students, faculty and staff; a career support program that helps students with disabilities find campus-based paid experiential learning opportunities that align with their academic and career goals.

AbleTo Resources

For students, faculty, staff and community; online resources to make the workplace more inclusive and accessible through building awareness in employment gaps and universal design.

David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise

For faculty, staff and community; a multi-organizational partnership that aims to close the employment gap between students with disabilities and their peers through the development of employment resources and guides to promote inclusion and accessibility in the workplace and the creation of an online toolkit that will build the capacity of post-secondary institutions across Ontario to provide enhanced employment supports for students with disabilities as they transition into the workforce.

Disability-Specific Employment Resources

For students; resources provided by Career Services to aid students with disabilities in their job search.

Hire Students with Disabilities

For faculty, staff and community; Carleton employment programs and funding options for employers looking to hire students with disabilities for new grad, full-time, part-time, and/or co-op opportunities.

Financial Aid Support

Academic Resilience Fund

For undergraduate students; the Academic Resilience Fund was formed by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) to assist students experiencing urgent financial need due to unforeseen circumstances that jeopardize academic success.

Carleton University Awards and Bursaries for Students with Disabilities

For students; financial aid options available to current students who are registered with the Paul Menton Centre include John Davis Burton Award, Paul Menton Memorial Bursary, John Teuscher Memorial Scholarship and Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship.

Disability Awards

For students; a website created by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to help post-secondary students search hundreds of scholarships available across Canada specifically for students with disabilities.

Student Activities Fund

For undergraduate students; provides financial support for requests to participate in educational conferences or events that enhance a student’s leadership potential, promote Carleton University externally, or complement the student’s in-class experience.

Student Life Awards

For undergraduate students; financial aid options established by Carleton University Alumni and stakeholders to recognize students for their significant and impactful contributions to the Carleton community.

Mental Health Support

Bench the Barriers

For students; a community support program to build awareness and education on the topic of mental health and addiction in athletes.

Carleton University Mental Health and Well-Being Website

For students; provides valuable tools and resources to understand, manage and improve mental health and well-being while at university

Empower Me

For students; a mental health service that connects students with counsellors both on and off campus, through video chat, phone call or in-person consultation.

From Intention to Action (FITA)

For students; a mental health program that provides support with stress management and learning strategies and aims to improve academic performance.

Health and Counselling Services

For students, faculty and staff; a multidisciplinary healthcare facility for the provision of both medical and counselling services.

Pop the Stigma

For students; an annual mental health awareness week hosted by Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) which aims to eliminate stigma around mental health and connect the community with resources.

Residence Counselling and Wellness

For students; a satellite office of Health and Counselling Services open exclusively to Carleton students living in residence.

Navigating Campus

Accessible Parking

For students, faculty, staff, and community; Parking Services manages all aspects related to parking on campus including providing and monitoring accessible parking spaces and issuing Carleton Accessibility Permits.

Campus Construction Updates

For students, faculty, staff and community; a Carleton website that provides regular updates on all events on campus that may impede transportation/navigation of campus, including construction and deliveries.

Campus Map

For students, faculty, staff and community; An online campus map that is interactive and provides guide on navigating the underground tunnels that link each building.

Emergency Evacuation Guidelines

For students, faculty, staff and community; guidelines on safe destination sites in the case of emergency which can be accessed both on the Carleton website and through the mobile app.

Transportation Map

For students, faculty, staff and community; an interactive campus map that shows all of the available paraTranspo bus stops on campus.

Learning Spaces

For students and faculty; resources for students and faculty to get familiar with learning spaces on campus. Use the Room Search to view the technology and accessibility attributes available within each learning space.

Residences

For students; virtual Carleton residence building tours and information on the application process.

Wayfinding Pilot

For students, faculty, staff, and community; a colour-coded and marker system within the underground tunnel system to help users navigate the Carleton campus.

Online Support

Brightspace

For students, faculty and staff; Carleton’s online collaborative learning space where instructors, TAs and students can share course materials, hold online discussions, meet in live web conferencing sessions, share assignments and more.

Carleton Mobile App

For students, faculty and staff; Carleton’s mobile application providing access to all elements of the Carleton experience from class and exam schedules, grades and e-learning tools to campus maps and Emergency Notification System (ENS) messages.

Carleton Online

For students; Carleton’s hub connecting students with supports, resources, and tips to help navigate the online learning environment and be successful in their courses.

CU Worksafe

For students, faculty, staff and community; an online tool for the identification of workplace hazards, injury, incident reporting and inspections.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

For students, faculty and staff; ITS manages the computer and telephone networks on campus, as well as email, computing accounts, computer hardware and websites and provides tech services and solutions to support the learning, teaching, research, and administrative goals of Carleton University.

Online Help Centre

For students, faculty and staff; an online knowledge base and documentation to help with all technology needs at Carleton, including account and password info, email and wireless help.