Accessibility Services

COVID-related information

In response to COVID-19, we are working remotely and connecting by email/Zoom/phone. If you are a new student and/or not already 'registered' with Accessibility Services, please go to Steps to Connecting. If you are already connected to our office, please email/call AccessibilityServices@viu.ca  (250-740-6446) for an appointment. Thank you! 

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

Students, if someone in the VIU community is going above and beyond to improve access for students with disabilities, please consider nominating them for the VIU's Access and Inclusion award.

Are you a returning student looking for an accommodation letter?

If you are a returning student needing an accommodation letter there is no need to see an advisor. 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

Steps to connect with Accessibility

Students Already Registered With Accessibility Services

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.

Booking Accommodated Exams