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

Student Accessibility Services

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

Overview

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. Student Accessibility Services 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 on the 6th floor in the Student Wellness Centre at 230 Richmond St. West. 

To see more info about Student Wellness services, visit our Student Wellness Centre page. 

 

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Walk-in support available daily from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be served on a first come first serve basis. 

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

 

Contact

Email: SAS@ocadu.ca
Telephone: 416-977-6000 Ext. 339
Fax: 416-977-5465

 

Staff at Student Accessibility Services

Victoria Bacnis, BFA (covering for Chelsea Good)
Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4940
vbacnis@ocadu.ca

Kimberly Giberson, BSW
Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
416-977-6000, Ext. 287
csd@ocadu.ca

Chelsea Good, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.) (currently on maternity leave) 
Senior Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4940
cgood@ocadu.ca

Alison Nicholls, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.) (currently on maternity leave)
Senior Accessibility Advisor 
416-977-6000, Ext. 424
anicholls@ocadu.ca

Kristina Jagassar, M. Div, RP (Qualifying) (covering for Alison Nicholls)
Accessibility Advisor 
416-977-6000, Ext. 6424
kjagassar@ocadu.ca

Jennifer Robinson, MA
Director
416-977-6000, Ext. 260 
jrobinson@ocadu.ca

Moira Ruthralingam, MSc.OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Accessibility Advisor
416-977-6000, Ext. 4789
mruthralingam@ocadu.ca

Robyn Shaw, MSW, RSW
Manager
416-977-6000, Ext. 2116
rshaw@ocadu.ca

 

 
 




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