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News

We have moved to AA142!

AccessAbility Services has moved to the Arts & Administration Building, AA142.

This space was formerly occupied by the Registrar's Office. AccessAbility Services telephone numbers, email addresses, and hours of operations remain the same.

Drop-In Hours

Monday to Friday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm – 3:40pm.

Please note: Drop-ins are on a First-come, first-served basis and will increase from 15 min to 20 min each.

Students will see whichever Disability Consultant is available at that time. We will make every effort to link students with their primary consultant for the drop-in appointment but please note that there is no guarantee.

Please remember that drop in appointments will be scheduled for no longer than 20 minutes.  As such, students should book formal appointments if they need to discuss something at length.  Please speak to your consultant or the front line staff if you are unsure about whether you need to book an hour-long appointment or whether a drop in session will suffice.

Embedded Learning Strategist Sessions available!

On alternating Tuesdays, we have a Learning Strategist on-site to discuss strategies for success and answer questions on an extensive list of topics including successful study habits, assessing your study skills, overcoming academic difficulties, time management, as well as degree and program planning. To book an appointment contact the front desk.

Embedded Career Advising Sessions available!

On alternating Tuesdays, we have a Career Advisor on-site to support students and answer questions on a variety of career and employment topics such as skills assessments, making connections for employment, what to do with your Degree, resumes, cover letters, interview skills, succeeding in the workplace, job search support, job shadow programs, etc. To book an appointment contact the front desk.

UTSC Concussion Website Now Available

Concussions can have a direct impact on someone's academic, physical, social and emotional functioning. However, if managed correctly, recovery from a concussion is possible.

 

Please visit the University of Toronto Scarborough's website,Concussions: Resources and Supports on Campus to learn more about seeking medical attention, academic accommodations, supports on and off campus.

 

 uoft.me/utscconcussion

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Access Updates Mailing List

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Would you like to be notified when AccessAbility Services learns that an elevator is out of service? If yes, then subscribe to our new Access Updates mailing list!

To subscribe:

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Volunteer Note Takers Needed

The Note Taking program ensures that students with disabilities are able to access lecture material, which they may otherwise not have access to.  Students who require the services of a note taker may have difficulties taking notes due to a physical disability, vision or hearing loss, mental health or chronic health disabilities, a learning disability and ADHD.

Main Responsibilities:

•Provide a copy of your notes to AccessAbility myAIMS Web Service within 24 hours of each lecture.

•Attend your classes regularly and take notes.

CCR eligible.

Click here to Register.

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Post-Secondary Student Helpline

Good2Talk is a dedicated helpline for post secondary-students in Ontario. While Good2Talk specializes in providing professional counselling, information, and referral services to post-secondary students aged 17 to 25, they will provide support to anyone who calls the helpline. Good2Talk is completely free, anonymous and confidential. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Callers will be able to get bilingual information about services and supports on our campus, in their community, and throughout the provice as well as have the opportunity to speak with a professonal counsellor or information referral specialist. To contact Good2Talk, call 1-866-925-5454 or connect through 211 any time, day or night.

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My AccessAbility Information Management System (myAIMS) Login page


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AccessAbility Services has created a fast and easy new way to access myAIMS. To log in, simply click on the 'myAIMS' link on the top-right of any page on the AccessAbility website. Please note that links have changed slightly as well, so you might need to update any bookmarks you already have.

Archive

Wheelchair tennis athelete captures bronze at UTSC Full Story

 

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UTSC Minute: What does accessibility mean to you?



UTSC Minute: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What does accessibility mean to you?Hosted by Michael Onley, Filmed/Edited by Sayada Nabi.

Posted by University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Link to transcript for video

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David Onley: Parasport is on the rise and here's why

"No longer just an afterthought, but worthy of its own coverage and its own place in the sporting pantheon" Full Article

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Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre @ UTSC -- A model for accessibility

 

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Former Lieutenant Governor to Champion Accessibility in Ontario

The Honourable David C. Onley Appointed as Special Advisor
https://news.ontario.ca/medt/en/2014/10/former-lieutenant-governor-to-champion-accessibility-in-ontario.html

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UTSC Graduate Wants to Pay it Forward by Giving Back

When asked to share her personal journey, recent UTSC Graduate Cicely Burnett said, "I am truly honoured! I hope sharing my story with others will inspire them to keep striving to achieve their dreams no matter how long it takes". See full article

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AccessAbility Services develops College Life Communication Pack for the app TalkRocket Go.

TalkRocket Go is a text-to-speech app for iPhone, iPad Touch, and iPod which assists people with verbal communication. AccessAbility Services has developed a Communication pack specifically for post-secondary students with disabilities. For more information, please read our UTSC web article & see the Media Release

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UTSC Welcomes Wheelchair Basketball Canada new year-round Training Academy

For more information view the full article

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UTSC Chief Librarian Victoria Owen helps conclude treaty on access for visually impaired

For more information, view the full article

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Upcoming Events

#GOALS is here

AccessAbility Services and Health & Wellness present Get on Anxiety, Lessen Stress (#GOALS)

Mondays 3:15pm - 4:45pm in SL219
September 23 - November 11th -- 7 week session (no session on Thanksgiving, October 14)

Learn to manage anxiety and stress - listen and/or participate in informative discussions -- learn and practice a variety of relaxation strategies

Registration is required. This is not a drop-in session.

For more information, accommodations requests and/or dietary restrictions, or to RSVP please contact us

 2019-2020 Traction Sessions

Fall 2019

  • Effective Time Managment - Wednesday, September 25th 5:00pm-6:30pm, supper meal included, BV471

  • Using Your Accommodations - Wednesday, October 23rd 5:00pm-6:30pm, supper meal included, Room TBA

  • Develop Study Skills and Strategies - Wednesday, November 20th 5:00pm-6:30pm, supper meal included, Room TBA

 

Winter 2020

  • Holistic Health (sleep, diet, self-care, exercise, spiritual) - Wednesday, January 15th 5:00pm-6:30pm, Room TBA

  • It Takes a Village - Wednesday, February 12th 5:00pm-6:30pm, Room TBA

  • Finishing Strong - Wednesday, March 15th 5:00pm-6:30pm, TPASC

For more information, accommodations requests and/or dietary restrictions, or to RSVP please contact us

 Fall 2019 Supper Socials

  • Wednesday, October 16th 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 6th 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 4th 5:00pm - 6:30pm

All supper socials are for students registered with AccessAbility Services. They are held in the Ralph Campbell Staff Lounge, BV380

For more information, accommodations requests and/or dietary restrictions, or to RSVP please contact us


Important Deadlines

Final Exam Accommodation Requests are due as follows:

Fall 2019 - TBA

Winter 2020 - TBA

Mid-Term, Tests, and Quizzes:

The deadline to request accommodations for mid-terms, tests, and quizzes using myAIMS is 14 days prior to the date of your test.

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