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