The Disabilities and Equity of Access Office provides academic assistance for students with documented disabilities.  Learning and environmental support is available that focuses on providing a level playing field in terms of academic achievement.

TWU’s Disabilities and Equity of Access Office works on a model of self-advocacy. This means students desiring support and services must:

As the primary contact point for any student with a disability, the Disabilities and Equity of Access Office provides supports to students with disabilities, which includes communicating with the student, faculty, and other university departments to support a student’s educational endeavours.

Services that are provided by the Disabilities and Equity of Access Office include:

  • Follow up on student requests for academic accommodations per Equitable Access Policy for Students with Disabilities.
  • Help with certain types of financial assistance (i.e. if you are a Canadian with a permanent disability, we can help you access grants for students with permanent disabilities).
  • Referrals as needed.
  • To problem solve with and point students in the right direction for appropriate support and services.

A Note About Confidentiality

Student disability documents are confidential, with any information on a student’s disability forms only released to other TWU professional employees on a need to know basis. For further information on TWU’s privacy policy contact the Registrar’s Office. https://www.twu.ca/academics/office-registrar/policies/privacy-policy