Welcome to Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports students with permanent and temporary disabilities and strives to provide an accessible, barrier-free learning environment. Our staff will be pleased to discuss academic accommodations and support services available to support your academic and personal success.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about supports or registration with Student Accessibility Services, please contact us at sas@nipissingu.ca, (705) 474-3450 ext 4362, or visit us in Student Development and Services in room B210. 

Accessibility Transition Program

ATP consists of 2 FREE programs which are designed to introduce students registering with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to available services and supports, skill development workshops, and the opportunity to get a jump start on connecting with peers and the SAS Team. Students can register in one or both programs. For more information about ATP, please visit our website, or email us at atp@nipissingu.ca

COVID-19 Updates

Nipissing University is committed to supporting students with disabilities as they pursue their academic goals in the current pandemic context. For the latest information and updates for students please visit, nipissingu.ca/coronavirus.

Student Accessibility Services remains open to support you virtually. Email and video/audio conference appointments are available during business hours. Please contact your Accessibility Consultant or email sas@nipissingu.ca to schedule an appointment.

Questions about test/exam accommodations or scheduling? Please email sastesting@nipissingu.ca.

Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodation is a process by which you are provided conditions, services, and/or tools, which help to compensate for the effects of your disability in your studying, classroom learning, testing and other evaluation. These accommodations are based on your functional limitations; they are unique to you and specific to your disability-related needs. Appropriate accommodation is fair and is meant to “level the playing field” and not give you an advantage over your peers.

Letter of Accommodation

The Letter of Accommodation is a summary of the academic accommodations and support which may be required in order to participate in lectures, complete coursework, and/or write tests and exams. The Letter of Accommodation is typically emailed to the Professor by the Accessibility Consultant at the beginning of each semester.

Important: You must request your Letter of Accommodation be released to your Professors each term by completing the Returning Student Form.