Accessibility at Western

Western's Support Services

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) plays an integral role in enhancing the accessibility of Western’s courses, services, and environment by arranging academic accommodation and other kinds of support. Counsellors are available to meet with enrolled or prospective students to discuss specific accommodations and supports that may be available to them. Students may also access a variety of other services, including training in the use of learning strategies and adaptive technology.

For more information about the services and facilities available at Western please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

For information about the services and facilities available at King’s University College please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities at King’s website.

Equity and Human Rights Services

Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) is dedicated to making Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of the University community. This service provides assistance to all members of Western’s community, including student, staff or faculty members. EHRS can provide information on the University's discrimination and harassment policies, employment equity and diversity, and other human rights related issues.

For more information visit the Equity and Human Rights Services website.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services promotes employee health and wellness and strives to minimize the impact associated with disability throughout the organization. Their services, available to faculty and staff, include injury prevention programs, work accommodation, implementation and evaluation of return-to-work programs and ergonomics services.

Rehabilitation Services is located in the Support Services Building, Room 4159. For more information visit the Rehabilitation Services website.

Office of the Ombudsperson

The Office of the Ombudsperson provides a safe, confidential environment for students to discuss a University related problem or concern. The staff in the Office of the Ombudsperson may suggest approaches and strategies for addressing and managing conflicts, or provide general information about University resources, procedures, rules and students' rights and responsibilities. The Ombudsperson works with students to identify problem-solving strategies for resolving their concerns. In situations where there is no further recourse, the Ombudsperson may investigate, review a decision or may recommend a remedy.

For more information visit the website of the Office of the Ombudsperson.

Western Libraries

Western Libraries strives to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for all library users to engage in research and scholarship. To enhance the accessibility of the library locations for persons with disabilities, Western Libraries offer library facilities, assistive technology, audio guides, reference services, and retrieval and photocopying of material.

For more information visit the Library Accessibility webpage.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is a medical, counseling and educational facility that is available to all registered part-time and full-time students at Western and its affiliated colleges (Huron College, Brescia College, and King's College). Fully qualified physicians, counselors and nurses are available daily from Monday to Friday, with weekend emergency clinics.

For more information visit the Student Health Services website.