Tools & Resources
The York Accessibility Hub is pleased to provide you with tools and resources to help make York University more accessible:
Accessibility Fund, York University (YUAF)
A York University-wide fund has been established to make the York community (at both the Keele and Glendon campuses) more accessible to persons with disabilities. This fund is administered by the Office of the Vice-President Finance & Administration. Click the link below for information on who can apply, application dates, and the application process.
Information and Application Forms are available at: http://www.yorku.ca/vpfa/yuaf.html.
Alternate Exams and Tests
- Students who register with Disability Services may qualify for academic accommodations when writing exams, tests and quizzes. York's Alternate Exam and Test Scheduling website
- Assistive technology is defined as any piece of equipment of item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Find out what kinds of assistive technology are available.
Centre for Human Rights
- If you feel that you have been discriminated against you can discuss your concerns with this office. We are impartial advisors, educators, investigators, mediators and problem-solvers. Our mandate is to resolve concerns and complaints about allegations of discrimination and/or harassment as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code and York's human rights policies. Centre for Human Rights
Counselling & Disability Services
- We provide a range of services, including personal counselling, group development workshops, learning skills training, support and academic accommodation for students with learning, mental health, physical, sensory and medical disabilities. Counselling & Disability Services
Computing at York
- Provides you with access to a computer account and printing, assistive technology software and training, computers with assistive technology and space for "strategy tutoring" on a fee-for-service basis. Assistive Technology Lab
- The Office of Emergency Preparedness at York University is responsible for all aspects of emergency planning and preparedness at both our Keele and Glendon campuses. One of the primary responsibilities of our office is public education and awareness. We conduct many activities throughout the year for the community at large including Emergency Preparedness Week activities in May of each year and Safety Awareness Day events held several times throughout the year at both campuses. One of the most important services we provide to the community is personal emergency preparedness planning for people with disabilities. We are pleased to work with faculty, staff and students to help create your own personal preparedness plan for situations such as evacuation or shelter in place. You can find our Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities along with our Emergency Response Guidebook on our website at http://www.yorku.ca/epp/guidelines/index.htm.
If you would like assistance in developing your own personal emergency plan, please feel free to contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at any of the following numbers:
Kathy Branton, Manager ext. 55258
Randy Diceman, Emergency Management coordinator ext. 55105
Fine Arts Performance Facilities
- Find out what accomodations are in place when visiting the Keele campus' performance facilities. Fine Arts Performance Facilities
- For accessible parking on campus, please apply directly to Parking Services.
Print Accessible Design
York must provide notice to the public when there is a temporary disruption to its facilities and/or services. Please complete the appropriate form:
Teaching Students with Disabilities
- This Resource Guide for Teaching Students with Disabilities is designed to assist course instructors in supporting students with disabilities in their courses. Faculty Resource Guide.
Tips for Customer Service
- Find out about interacting with persons with various types of disabilities, service animals, assistive devices and/or support persons, and what you need to know when talking persons with disabilities over the phone. Tips for Customer Service
- The Learning and Development Centre designed a training plan to ensure all employees receive disability awareness training as it relates to the customer service standard of the AODA legislation.Get Involved
Transcription Services, Library Accessibility Services
- Find out about transcription services as well as other library services for students with disabilities. Library Accessibility Services.
- An on campus accessible van is available through Parking and Transportation Services for students with physical disabilities.
- These York University guidelines summarize strategies to make York's Web pages more accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are not intended to be a comprehensive resource on Web page accessibility. The purpose is to highlight methods that address difficulties that visitors are likely to encounter on York Web sites. Accessibility Guidelines