Accessibility Resources

Campus Accessibility

Accessibility Resources can assist students with the following:

  • CART
    Major University events such as Convocation, University Open House, and several other public events are held in buildings which are wheelchair accessible and have interpreting services. CART (realtime captioning) services may be provided as well. With proper and advance notice, accessibility arrangements, including but not limited to, interpreting/CART services, can be made for University events; please contact the event organizer to inquire about event accessibility.
  • Classrooms

    Most classrooms at the University of Alberta are physically accessible. Several classrooms have been modified to provide easy and comfortable access for students with mobility disabilities, and reserved seating can be arranged for most classrooms upon request.

    Larger lecture theatres have visual and auditory fire alarm systems. They do not have loop systems compatible with assistive listening amplification systems. Request for special furniture needs can be made through AR. We can also provide signage to reserve space for students registered with our office.

    If students encounter any difficulties accessing their classrooms, they should contact staff at AR. Arrangements may be made to address classroom accessibility.

    Augustana Campus in Camrose does not have a fully accessible campus. Students who need classrooms to be relocated should contact Accessibility Resources as soon as possible.

  • Parking

    Access to proximal or accessible parking may be a reasonable accommodation. AR Accessibility Advisors can work with students and Parking Services to determine eligibility for accessible parking spaces. Consult with an AR Accessibility Advisor.

    North Campus Parking Services contact information can be found here.

    Augustana Campus Parking Services contact information can be found here .

  • Scooters and Wheelchairs
    AR maintains a small fleet of scooters and wheelchairs for students experiencing mobility challenges on campus. They are available for a small fee on a first-come-first-served basis. Students with documentation of permanent disabilities related to mobility may be eligible to have fees waived. Contact arrec@ualberta.ca for further information.