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.
- 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).