Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

14. Support Services for Graduate Students with Disabilities

Western is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for all its members (including graduate students) who have ongoing or temporary conditions that may include but not limited to:

 

This applies to all persons with disabilities studying, visiting and working at Western. As part of this commitment, there are a variety of services on campus devoted to promoting accessibility and to ensuring that individuals have equitable access to meet graduate and undergraduate program requirements, and to access services and facilities.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is a confidential service to support graduate and undergraduate students through their academic program.  SSD plays a central role in Western’s efforts to ensure that its graduate and undergraduate academic programs are accessible. SSD works with graduate students and their programs, normally their graduate chair, to ensure that appropriate academic accommodations to program requirements are arranged.   SSD services include individual counselling, alternative formatted literature, accessible campus transportation, learning strategy instruction, and assistive technology instruction.  SSD can also assist students in identifying accommodations for laboratory work or research projects, or finding other campus resources and services that may be of assistance; for example, the Access Lab and Learning Opportunities Lab located in the Weldon Library.  For more information, please contact SSD. http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/index.html.

Please contact SSD so that we can support you through your academic program.  It is important that you register with SSD as soon as possible after accepting an offer of admission and meet with an SSD counsellor to discuss relevant graduate program accommodations. If accommodation (may be temporary) needs arise during your course of study, contact SSD for a confidential appointment with an SSD Counsellor. 

SSD can be contacted by calling 519-661-2147 or emailing ssd@uwo.ca.  SSD is part of the Student Development Centre on the 4th floor of Western Student Services Building.  More information about SSD can be found here:  http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/index.html.