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).
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.
Telephone: 416-977-6000 Ext. 339
Staff at the CSD
Bharat Saini, OCT, B.Ed., M.Ed., Senior Disability Consultant and Program Supervisor
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 287
Alison Nicholls, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Disability Counsellor
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 424
Chelsea Good, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Disability Counsellor
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 4940
Lisa Allen, MES, Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 484
Kimberly Giberson, Assistant
Telephone: 416‐977‐6000, Ext. 339