Collaborative efforts towards making Concordia an accessible university.
We are deeply invested in building an accessible university that all Concordians can benefit from. Our commitment builds on powerful cross-campus partnerships, and requires everyone to play a role in preventing, identifying and removing barriers to accessibility in all aspects of university life.
Concordia’s departments work together to ensure that everyone is afforded opportunities to work, learn, connect and access services on campus. This includes access to events, activities, services, facilities, premises and buildings, employment, digital structures, teaching and learning resources, and university processes and accommodations.
Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD)
The ACSD provides academic accommodations and other services to promote accessible learning and participation for students. Accommodations reduce barriers to participation in learning so that individuals with disabilities have an equitable experience with their peers, without modifying course material or learning objectives.
Accommodating employees or job applicants with disabilities is an important part of the University’s commitment to an inclusive, supportive, and accessible workplace. For information or questions related to workplace accommodations please contact, Disability Management Services (DMS) or email EmployeeAccommodation@concordia.ca with your request for a workplace accommodation.
Accessible teaching and learning practices remove barriers in the classroom, empowering students to reach their full potential while ensuring that learning objectives are met. The following resources can help faculty and students implement accessible teaching and learning:
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL): The CTL works with faculty to advance evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning by supporting and sustaining excellence, inclusion, and opportunity for the entire academic community.
ACSD faculty information: Learn about the role of faculty in implementing student accommodations, schedule a consultation with an ACSD advisor, and find resources about accessible educational frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Student Success Centre: Support network from first-year to graduation. Students can find one-on-one tutors and peer support, professional support and learning tools, career help, workshops, study groups and more.
Equity Office: Works to embed equity in all facets of university life through intentional action, affirming and aligning equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility work and initiatives, and amplifying marginalized voices.
Accessibility policies at Concordia detail the rights and responsibilities of each member of the university, with the goal of fostering an equitable campus community.
Accessibility policies: Find Concordia’s policies relating to accessibility and the rights and responsibilities of the university community. A dedicated committee will be created to provide cross-university advice to the Equity Office, and advise, implement and communicate ongoing accessibility efforts and policies at Concordia.
Concordia library - Students with disabilities: The Access Centre for Students with Disabilities is collaborating with Concordia libraries to include updated universally accessible software on library, student lab, and staff-access computers.
Web accessibility: Concordia is committed to making its website accessible to all Internet users, to ensure that everyone can navigate and access information on the web regardless of disability, device or technical constraint.