Glendon Accessibility Services collects medical documentation and other information pertaining to your functional limitations, your history of learning or personal circumstances for the following purposes:
- To verify the need for disability related accommodations for academic work and
- To develop and implement effective disability related accommodations and supports
Glendon Accessibility Services respects your privacy and keeps your information confidential. Information may be shared with university staff, but only on a need-to-know basis as described in York’s Policy on Access to Student Records and Protection of Privacy, to allow them to perform their duties and to provide academic or other disability related accommodations on campus.
EXAMPLES OF HOW INFORMATION MIGHT BE SHARED:
- Test and Exam accommodations will be shared with the Alternate Exam/Test Scheduling for invigilation.
- The name of students with a reduced course load as an accommodation may be shared for fees adjustment purposes or to arrange bursaries.
- Accessibility Counsellors may speak to a professor, registrar or residence staff to arrange accommodations and supports.
- When a student encounters difficulties that require attention from other University units, such as Student Accessibility Services, Glendon Personal Counselling Services, Student Counselling & Development, Students of Concern Committee, Office of Student Affairs, Residence Life, necessary information is shared with those units.
To protect your information, all university staff receiving information follows University policies and guidelines, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other legal requirements*.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will be forwarded to the Glendon Accessibility Counsellor and/or the Manager of the Accessibility, Well-Being, and Counselling Centre for follow up as soon as possible.
*Glendon Accessibility Services provides academic accommodation and support to students with disabilities in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities and York University Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there a note on my transcript that I am registered with Glendon Accessibility Services?
Is my information ever shared with external third parties?
Is my information ever used for research?
Information may be used to evaluate the services. Evaluation data is reported as aggregate data about group trends. No individual is ever identified.