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Faculty and students talking at the launch of the Inclusive Design Research Institute at OCAD University. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Faculty and students talking at the launch of the Inclusive Design Research Institute at OCAD University. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Centre for Students with Disabilities

OCAD University values accessibility, cultural diversity, equitable global citizenship, art and design advocacy, aesthetic and formal excellence, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The University is accountable for and committed to providing a working and learning environment that is accessible and inclusive to all persons who work, study or visit, and strives to provide services in a way that respects the dignity, confidentiality, self-esteem and independence of persons with disabilities.

The University recognizes that the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities is a collaborative process with shared responsibility among all stakeholders. The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) has subject matter expertise in the area of disability, accessibility and academic accommodations and oversees and coordinates the student academic accommodation process. Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are governed by the: Ontario Human Rights Code (Code), Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA, 2001), and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA, 2005).

Location

We are located in room 316 (third floor) at 100 McCaul Street. 

Hours of operation

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Accommodated quizzes/tests/exams will still occur Friday afternoon, if applicable. 

Contact

Email: csd@ocadu.ca
Telephone: 416-977-6000 Ext. 339
Fax: 647-438-9731

Staff at the CSD

Susanne Seinader, MA Counselling Psychology, Director
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 288
sseinader@ocadu.ca

Bharat Saini, OCT, B.Ed., M.Ed., Senior Disability Consultant and Program Supervisor
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 287
bsaini@ocadu.ca

Alison Nicholls, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Disability Counsellor
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 424
anicholls@ocadu.ca

Chelsea Good, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Disability Counsellor
Chelsea is on maternity leave until November 2017.
If you have a question or require support, please contact the CSD at csd@ocadu.ca or 416-977-6000 extension 339.
Email: cgood@ocadu.ca (this email account is not being monitored during Chelsea's maternity leave)
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 4940 (this extension is not being monitored during Chelsea's maternity leave)

Lisa Allen, MES, Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 484
lallen@ocadu.ca

Kimberly Giberson, Assistant
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 339
csd@ocadu.ca