Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
In 2006, the Board of Regents adopted a policy on Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. Since that time, the Human Rights Code of Newfoundland and Labrador has become the Human Rights Act (2010) and case law in the area has evolved to place a higher standard on the duty to accommodate students with disabilities. Therefore, the current policy is being revised, the most significant change of which is the proposed broadening of the policy's scope by striking "Academic" from its title and providing for a policy on Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
A drafting group has been working on revisions and is pleased to offer draft revised documents. In accordance with Memorial's policy framework processes, these documents are now available for consultation. Please see below. Comments and feedback are welcome and may be sent to Jane Westcott-Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2013.
- Highlights of Proposed Changes
- Proposed revised policy – Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Procedure for Arranging Student Accommodation
- Procedure for Documentation Regarding a Student's Accommodation Request
- Procedure when a Student Accommodation Request cannot be Granted
- Examples of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Guidelines for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Current policy – Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities