You may have concerns about changes to accommodations given York’s shift to online teaching and learning due to COVID-19. The below questions and answers are designed to address all your concerns. Please contact your counsellor or our office via email if you have further questions
You will still have access to accommodations. Ensure that you connect with your instructor and provide them with your Letter of Accommodation at the start of class. Instructors are generally able to provide additional time to students through Moodle. If there are accommodations that you feel need to be put in place but neither you nor your instructor are sure how this can happen, connect with your Accessibility Counsellor who can support you.
Yes! Our volunteers and note takers have been added to Moodle and are continuing to upload notes as per usual. If the format of your new online course is not video based, speak to your accessibility counsellor to discuss your situation.
Connect with your Accessibly Counsellor for an appointment. They can discuss strategies to support you.
Depending on the set-up of the course, we can put supports in place for you, including continuing with interpreting. Connect with your Accessibility Counsellor to discuss the ways you can be supported.
Connect with your Accessibility Counsellor to discuss the many ways you can be supported
No additional time is required as all students now have 24 hours to write the exam. Your instructor is using Universal Design Principles so that everyone in your class can self- accommodate. You are able to choose whenever you want to start, take the breaks the you need and stretch your writing out as much as possible. If you have further questions, connect with your Accessibility Counsellor
In this current situation, a take-home assignment is a timed assignment that is replacing a final exam. Depending on how the assignment has been provided—for example, additional time has been granted for all students (see question 11 above)—you might need to connect with your Accessibility Counsellor to discuss if there is need for further accommodations or not.