Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Services)

Disability Services at Langara College is now Accessibility Services. The new department name places a focus on what we do, which is reflective of trends in post-secondary institutions across Canada and based on the formal and informal feedback we have received from the Langara community. Our dedicated staff will continue to provide the same support services to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to the educational environment.

Overview

Accessibility Services works with students with disabilities to arrange appropriate support services on a case-by-case basis. Students are required to register with Accessibility Services, provide appropriate documentation, and sign a disclosure/consent form. Personal information regarding a student's disability is collected, used, disclosed, secured, and disposed of in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Students must make an intake appointment with Accessibility Services and provide the appropriate medical documentation, preferably at least three (3) months prior to the start of the semester to allow adequate time to arrange accommodations. Please note that some accommodations, such as books in alternate format, Sign Language Interpreters or TypeWell transcriber services, may take several months to arrange. We will consider requests received less than three months prior to the start of the semester. In such cases, Accessibility Services will make every reasonable effort to arrange the requested accommodations, but we cannot guarantee their availability.

For more information, visit our Services page.

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