Welcome to Student Accessibility Services

Accommodation

Referrals and other appointments

Your SAS Advisor may refer you for additional services.  You will receive a confirmation email at your UAlberta email account with instructions on next steps.  Areas that the SAS Advisor may refer you to include:

  • Academic Strategies 

  • Adaptive Technology (AT) Services

  • Alternate Format Delivery

Generate Letters of Accommodation

If the services and supports you receive from SAS impact your instructor in any way (e.g., exam accommodations, note-taking, recording of lectures, need for special seating, or CART reporting), your instructor will need to know that you have been authorized through SAS for these supports.

Letters of Accommodation inform your instructors that you are registered with SAS and that you have provided SAS with sufficient documentation outlining your unique needs, subsequently verifying the recommended accommodations. To generate a Letter of Accommodation:

  1. Open Clockwork and select 'Accommodation Letters'.

  2. Log in using your CCID and password.

  3. Choose to either review course specific accommodations or to 'Get prof letter' directly.

  4. Select 'Generate PDF Letter'. A PDF will be created which you can then choose to email or print.

Consider arranging an appointment with each of your instructors during their office hours within the first 2 weeks of classes to provide them with the Letters of Accommodations. During these meetings introduce yourself, present the letter, discuss how your disability or condition affects your studies, and explain how the accommodations arranged through SAS will address those areas. You do not have to discuss the exact condition, just its functional impact for the course.

Familiarize yourself with timelines and deadlines

Some services have timelines and deadlines for submission and scheduling. The more notice you provide, the more effectively we can assist you. Deadlines for scheduling examinations into ClockWork must be met to ensure your accommodations are appropriately attended to. Failure to do so may result in accommodations being unavailable to you for those examinations.