Student Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodations help students with a disability or ongoing medical condition overcome challenges that may affect their academic success. Learn about the types of academic accommodations available to students.

UBC’s Centre for Accessibility determines a student’s eligibility for accommodations in accordance with the university’s Disability Accommodation Policy LR7.

Your instructor does not determine academic accommodations; however, they may consult with the Centre for Accessibility if the accommodations are affecting the essential learning outcomes of a course.

The types of conditions supported by the Centre for Accessibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, or bipolar disorder
  • Neurological disabilities such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, head injuries, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic health conditions including ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, or migraines
  • Physical or sensory disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, or mobility impairments


Please feel free to also reach out to the Program Coordinator should you require any assistance with this.