Douglas College > Student Services > Support > Accessibility Services > Rights and responsibilities
Every student with a disability
attending Douglas College has the following rights and responsibilities.
1. Equal access to
courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities available through
2. Reasonable and
appropriate accommodations determined on a individual basis.
confidentiality of all information pertaining to his/her disability.
reasonably available in accessible formats.
1. Meet the college's
admission and academic requirements
2. Self-identify in a
timely manner as an individual with a disability when seeking academic
3. Provide information that
verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the need for
4. Follow specific
procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations
Douglas College Rights and Responsibilities
Douglas College, through its
Accessibility Services has the right to:
1. Request information from
a student to support accommodation requests and plans; this may include
assessments completed by an appropriate professional
2. Where necessary and
with student’s signed consent, discuss a student's need for reasonable
accommodations with the professional source of his/her documentation
3. Select among equally
effective and appropriate accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids in
consultation with students with disabilities.
4. Deny a request for
accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids if a disability-related
need is not specified, information provided fails to verify the need for the
requested services, or the required information is not provided in a timely
5. Refuse to provide an
accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary aids that is inappropriate or
including any that:
Pose a direct threat
to the health and safety of others;
substantial change or alteration to an essential element of a course or
Pose undue financial
or administrative burden and hardship on the college.
Douglas College has the responsibility to:
1. Maintain the
college's academic standards.
2. Assist students with
disabilities who self-identify and meet college criteria for eligibility to
receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustment, and/or
auxiliary aids determined on a case-by-case basis.
3. Ensure that college
courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities are offered in
the most inclusive and accessible settings.
4. Provide information
regarding policies and procedures to students with disabilities and assure its
availability in accessible formats upon request.
5. Evaluate students on
their abilities, not their disabilities.
6. Provide reasonable
and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids for
students with disabilities upon a timely request by a student.
7. Maintain appropriate
confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with
disabilities except where disclosure is required by law or authorized by the