Accessibility Services

As of Jan 4, 2022, Accessibility Services is located in BLDG 255 (second floor).  Campus Maps

For students who rely on elevators for access, opt-in to receive Elevator Outage notifications.

Please report an access issue if you notice a blocked pathway, door opener not working, etc.

If you are a student with a disability and would find live captions during face to face lectures helpful, please email learnsupport@viu.ca to request a VIU professional zoom license.

  • When in class,  then use your laptop or tablet to login to Zoom, and select "host" a meeting with "video off" (video recording is not permitted)."

  • Look for the CC button at the bottom of the zoom window and toggle it on to view live captions

Are you a returning student who needs an updated accommodation letter?

If you just need the dates on your accommodation letter updated, there is no need to see an Access Specialist. Simply fill out the form linked below!

Request for Updated Accommodation Letter

New Students (not yet registered with Accessibility Services)

All students with disabilities are encouraged to register with our office.

Accessibility Services provides information, support services, and reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities including:

  • mental health conditions
  • ADHD
  • learning disabilities
  • chronic health issues
  • hearing/visual impairments
  • physical disabilities
  • temporary impairments due to accidents or injury

Students Already Registered With Accessibility Services

VIU students with a documented disability may be entitled to reasonable academic and/or exam accommodation. This is determined on an individual basis and must be supported by current documents from a qualified professional. Students requiring accommodation are strongly encouraged to contact Student Affairs at least one month before the beginning of the semester.