About the RCSD
The RCSD is part of UVic’s Division of Student Affairs. We work with faculty and students to promote educational equity and accessibility for students with disabilities. We support students in achieving academic goals.
Our team provides services and programs and coordinates academic accommodations for students. We also act as consultants to faculty and work with the university community to help create a more accessible learning environment.
We support the principles of universal design, which is the process of creating environments that are usable and accessible to people with a wide range of abilities. Applying these principles minimizes the need for individual adaptations or accommodations.
For the purposes of accessing RCSD services and supports, a disability includes any long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning disability that affects a student's performance in an academic setting.
About our staff members
Kristi is a student advisor. She works with students who have chronic health and/or medical conditions, as well as students who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Kristi coordinates the interpreting and captioning programs and runs the chronic pain self-management program.
Roslyn is a student advisor who works with students who have learning disabilities and ADHD. She coordinates the learning assessment clinic and the academic coaching program.
Darryl is coordinator of Adaptive Technology. He’s also a student advisor who works with students who have acquired brain injury (ABI), students who are blind or have a visual impairment and students across the Autism Spectrum.
Laurie is the manager of the RCSD.
Linda is a student advisor who works with students with mental health conditions.
Szymon is the evening exam supervisor.
Janis is the exam coordinator. She meets with students and instructors to set up test and exam arrangements.