Students with disabilities are asked to register with Accessibility Services and allow ample time to ensure that academic accommodations will be available when needed.

Associated services, equipment and funding requests can require several months of lead time.

The registration process is initiated when a student submits an Accommodation Request and provides relevant verifying documentation of a disability. 

The process is in three steps:

Complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form

Would you prefer to work through Step 1 with support? Start with Step 2 and book an appointment with Accessibility Services for assistance. (Phone 604 983 7526)

To receive an accommodation, you need to establish your eligibility through supporting documentation.

With the exception of a learning disability, documentation must be current (dated within three years), and include a diagnosis, statement of impact and whether the disability is temporary or permanent. Students with a learning disability require a full psycho-educational assessment that’s less than five years old or completed at age 18 or older.

Download a Verification of Permanent Disability form. Section 4 pertains. 

At least one week before your first appointment submit your documentation to Accessibility Services:

Accessibility Services
Capilano University
Birch Building, room BR284
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC  V7J 3H5

604 983 7526 | access-serv@capilanou.ca

This initial appointment will help us learn about your educational history, previous accommodations and how the learning environment needs to adapt to become accessible to you.

You will learn about how Capilano University can support you with academic accommodations that offer different ways to meet your course requirements. With an Accessibility Services Advisor, you will construct a Notification of Accommodation letter to present to instructors.

The Notification of Accommodation maintains confidentiality about the nature of a disability and only informs instructors about authorized accommodations.

Phone 604 983 7526.

Once you have registered with Accessibility Services, Notification of Accommodation letters will be produced for your instructors based on your course registration.

Studying at CapULetters are available in the first week of each semester. If you add a course following the registration period, please email access-serv@capilanou.ca to have that course instructor included.

The best way to implement accommodation is to meet with instructors during their office hours early in the semester to provide Notification of Accommodation letters. This way you can directly and privately discuss how your accommodation needs can be met.

Students registered for temporary accommodation, or who would like to discuss changes to their accommodations, should schedule an appointment with their Accessibility Services Faculty Advisor.

Confidentiality 

Your personal information is confidential and can only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. Its collection, protection, retention and disclosure is governed by the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Questions?

Contact us at 604 983 7526 or access-serv@capilanou.ca