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Centre for Students with Disabilities

Serving students who experience learning, ADHD, autism spectrum, mental health, medical, deaf/hard of hearing, mobility/functional and visual disabilities.

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

Policies, procedures and confidentiality


Privacy and confidentiality

The services of the CSD are strictly confidential. Permission forms must be signed by students to allow the centre to share information with others, such as faculty, OCAD University staff, parents and so on. All of our services conform to the confidentiality policies of OCAD U.

Privacy and Protection of Health And Medical Information

The CSD and its staff are committed to following the principles outlined under all relevant health documentation privacy and retention policies.

OCAD Accessibility Planning Committee


Accessibility Plan

OCAD U is committed to the continual improvement of access to school premises, facilities and services for students, employees and other members of the community with disabilities. The OCAD U Accessibility Planning Committee has prepared Accessibility Plans as set out by the Ontarians With Disabilities Act (2001). Copies of the OCAD Accessibility Plan in paper format are available at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library (113 McCaul Street).

2006/2007 Accessibility Plan (PDF)
2005/2006 Accessibility Plan (PDF)
2004/2005 Accessibility Plan (PDF)
2003/2004 Accessibility Plan (PDF)

OCAD U Policy

“OCAD U is committed to developing a partnership with students to ensure that their individual needs are met with dignity. The CSD recognizes the right of all individuals to have equal access to the full barrier-free learning environment through the use of expertise, innovative administration and progressive curriculum. Towards this end, the CSD encourages students to actively participate in the development of services and programs that provide them with an appropriate educational experience.”