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Centre for Accessibility Services

Centre for Accessibility Services

The Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS) is a part of the Student Affairs department and represents UFV’s commitment to enhancing and facilitating the support of students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities at the University of the Fraser Valley. We operate as the central contact point for students with disabilities at UFV. Our focus is on providing accommodations and services that support overall student success. This can include additional time for examinations, note taking assistance, applications for disability-related funding, and more.

 

Learn more about The Centre for Accessibility Services.

 

CAS Mission Statement

We strive for an accessible world by promoting diversity, inclusion, and access. We support the holistic development of students by listening and responding to their lived experiences. Through partnerships we facilitate opportunities that foster more equitable education.

 

Indigenous, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (IEDI) Statement

The Centre for Accessibility Services team is honored to learn and work on the sacred lands of the Stó:lō Nation. We are committed to an informed journey towards the Indigenization of our department by relationship building and learning how to increase accessibility for our Indigenous learners. Our department strives to embrace the diversity within our community by developing intentional approaches and practices that acknowledge the intersecting identities within all of us. Collaboratively, we work towards dismantling systemic barriers not limited to ableism, racism, discrimination, and oppression. Individually, we recognize the importance of acknowledging and challenging our biases. We envision a future that equally embraces equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility within the UFV community

 

The CAS may be a good resource for you if you:

  • Received academic supports and accommodations in elementary or high school.
  • Have a permanent or temporary disability or injury that impacts your educational experience.

If you are unsure if the CAS is right for you, our Accessibility Advisors are happy to meet with you to discuss further.

Check out our Register for Support page for more information about accessing supports through the CAS.

 

For more information on the official UFV policy on academic accommodations, please read Accommodation of Students with Disabilities (PDF format).

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