Access and Equity Services

Access and Equity Services (AES) is responsible for providing, along with faculty, reasonable accommodations for students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s), including disability, religion, family status and gender identity.

Address
E1, Administration Building, University of Saskatchewan

Hours and contact

General hours
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AES - Ask Us!

If you have a quick question, try sending it to us using our online form!

If you need to meet with an advisor and are registered with AES, request an appointment through Accommodate.

  •  AES is no longer able to offer drop-in appointments
General inquiries
Notetaking program

Register with Access and Equity Services

If you require an academic accommodation due to a disability, religious reason, your family status or your gender identity, register with AES. Services and programs provided by AES are only available to students who have registered with AES. 

  1. Get documentation. You must provide appropriate documentation in order to register with AES. Depending on your circumstance, different documentation is needed:
    1. Medical-based disabilities and pregnancy: A licensed health care practitioner must fill out an AES Medical Questionnaire.
    2. Learning disabilities: A psycho-educational assessment completed within the last five years by a registered psychologist who is licensed to diagnose must be provided.
    3. Religion/Creed: you must complete the AES Religion/Creed Accommodation Request Form
    4. Family status: you must complete the AES Family Status Accommodation Request Form
    5. Gender identity or other protected categories and prohibited grounds not listed: you must provide a statement that includes the following:
      1. describe the specifics of your situation
      2. the barriers you are encountering, and what steps, if any, you have taken to ease those barriers.
  2. Once you have obtained the documentation you need, go to the AES channel in PAWS
  3. Under "Register with Access and Equity Services", select the "Register with AES" button
  4. Fill out the online AES Pre-Intake Form and upload your documentation
  5. AES staff will review your application and documentation. If the information you provide is sufficient, you will be contacted by email by AES with further instructions

If you have questions, review our how-to articles. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us at aes@usask.ca or use our online form to ask us a question.

About academic accommodations

USask is guided by Saskatchewan's Human Rights legislation and the university's Duty to Accommodate policy.

Accommodations are supports or services that allow a student with a disability, or other accommodation needs, a fair opportunity to engage in academic activities and fulfill essential course and program requirements. Accommodations are meant to level the playing field for students; they are never meant to provide an advantage to students. Accommodations are not the same as modifications; you must still meet the learning outcomes of your program.

How are they administered?

Some accommodations can be arranged by an instructor (e.g. record lectures, extensions for assignments) while other accommodations are managed by AES. Accommodations managed by AES include classroom changes, exam accommodations, assistive technology, note-taking, and alternative format materials.

Faculty information

If you have a student in your class that needs accommodations and you have questions, please contact us.

Instructor guide for accommodating students with disabilities

Information for instructors regarding accommodations for students is available, including updated information for online learning accommodations.

Questions

If you need help using our resources or have questions about AES or academic accommodation, check out the information below.