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University of Toronto Mississauga

Established in 1967, the University of Toronto Mississauga is the second-largest division of U of T (Canada's largest university), numbering 13,300 undergraduate students, 600 graduate students, over 2,000 full- and part-time employees (including 857 permanent faculty and staff) as well as over 47,000 alumni. The campus is situated on 225 acres. (source)

 

AccessAbility Services

The principles of respect for dignity, individualization, and inclusion and full participation apply both to the substance of an accommodation and to the accommodation process at the University. (source)

 

Academic Resources

Learning Strategy Services

The Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist meets individually with UTM students who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and acquired brain injuries and are registered with the Centre. If you do not have one of the disabilities listed above, please see your AccessAbility Advisor for additional learning strategy resources on campus. To book an appointment please contact the Centre at 905-569-4699 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note-taking Services

All students registered with the Centre and who are approved for note-taking accommodations must submit their note-taking requests, view their sample notes, choose their note-taker(s) and download their notes online using AIMS.

Please be advised that the notes you receive are to only be used by you as an academic accommodation and are not to be distributed to other students.

Test/Exam Services

All students registered with the Centre and who are approved for test/exam accommodations must make their test/exam requests online using AIMS.

What Type of Documentation is Needed?

The following are broad guidelines for the types of documentation required by the Centre for specific conditions in order to provide services.

Acquired Brain Injury

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate completed by your physician/specialist stating the nature and impact of the disability including difficulties experienced, recommended accommodations.
  • A copy of a neuro-psychological assessment.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Asperger's Syndrome

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate from a psychologist or psychiatrist stating the nature of the disability, characteristics of the disability, difficulties experienced, medication and side effects and recommended accommodations/strategies.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • A copy of a recent diagnostic report (three years or less) which states the nature of the disability, symptoms and difficulties experienced, recommended accommodations/strategies.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Visual Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate which includes the nature of the disability, visual acuity, difficulties experienced and recommended accommodations.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Chronic Medical Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate completed by your physician/specialist stating the nature and impact of the disability including difficulties experienced, recommended accommodations, medications and any side effects.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing

  • A copy of your most recent audiological examination, which includes the nature of the disability, degree, configuration of loss, difficulties experienced and recommended accommodations.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Functional / Fine Motor Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate completed by your physician/specialist stating the nature and impact of the disability including difficulties experienced, recommended accommodations, medications and any side effects.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Learning Disability

  • Copy of a comprehensive psycho-educational testing, administered by a registered psychologist, within the last three years to five years stating the nature of the learning disability, all test scores, a description of the academic difficulties resulting from the disability and recommended accommodations.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).
  • The Centre can provide you with testing if required. Please book an appointment by calling (905) 569-4699 as soon as possible.

Mental Health Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate from a psychologist or psychiatrist stating the nature of the disability, characteristics of the disability, difficulties experienced, medication and side effects and recommended accommodations/strategies.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Mobility Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate, that includes the nature of the disability, description of difficulties experienced and recommended accommodations.
  • A letter from your high school citing the accommodations received (if applicable).

Temporary Disability

  • The Centre's Medical Certificate, which includes the nature of the disability, description of difficulties experienced and recommended accommodations

How do I Apply?

Registering with AccessAbility

Students registered with the AccessAbility Resource Centre automatically request their tests/exams accommodations and notetaking services through their online AIMS (AccessAbility Information Management System) account, which is synched with ROSI.

On AIMS students:

  • Register their courses with AccessAbility
  • Request and confirm their tests/exams
  • Request notetaking services and pick up notes

Please note:
In order to access AIMS and receive accommodations you must meet with your AccessAbility Advisor.

If you have questions after meeting with your Advisor please call 905-569-4699 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Year Student

When the offer to attend UTM is accepted, please contact the Centre immediately at (905) 569-4699 to set up an appointment to meet with an AccessAbility Advisor. This will assist in starting the registration process.

  • An intake meeting will be scheduled with a professional staff member who has expertise in specific areas of disabilities. Please bring documentation (from an appropriate medical professional/ specialist) that identifies your disability and the accommodations you will require to the meeting. The Centre's Medical Certificate is available to print in the online forms section of this website.
  • IMPORTANT: During the first week of classes please log in to the online AIMS system (AccessAbility Information Management for Students. The link to AIMS is located on the Centre's Homepage. Here you will:
    • Register your tests and exams that you need to write with the Centre with academic accommodations
    • Confirm your test and exams with the Centre
    • View your upcoming advising appointments
    • Register for note-taking services and download your notes from the Centre's website

If you require assistance in logging into and using AIMS, please contact the Centre immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905-569-4699.

Students must meet with their AccessAbility Advisor annually to reconfirm their accommdations and receive updates on the Centre's procedures and any new initiatives.

Previously Registered Student

Students Previously Registered With The Centre

Please ensure you meet with your Advisor prior to the academic session. Advisors are available during the month of August to update your accommodations for the upcoming academic year.