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Students with disabilities

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UVic works with its campus community to create an accessible, inclusive setting. We offer services and accommodations for all programs, facilities and activities.

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)

UVic’s Centre for Accessible Learning supports students with disabilities and health issues. We work with you to ensure an equitable, inclusive and usable education. You must register with CAL to access our services.


Students with a disability, including those on a reduced course load, are eligible for all scholarships if they meet the academic and/or other award-specific criteria.

You must self-identify to the Entrance Scholarship Officer and In-Course Scholarship Officer by emailing You must also have disability documentation filed with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL).

Library services

UVic Libraries supports users with a disability by providing specialized facilities and services in McPherson/Mearns Centre for Learning and the Diana M. Priestly Law Library.

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

If you need help with your courses, there are many programs available.

Visit our blog for more help.

Society for Students with a Disability (SSD)

The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) is a post-secondary student advocacy group under the University of Victoria Students’ Union which promotes the full participation and inclusion of students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities at the University of Victoria. The SSD aims to support students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities; in particular, we support students to reduce barriers in the social, emotional, and educational domains of student life.

STEPS Forward

STEPS Forward, through the BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (BC-IPSE), works in collaboration with UVic to include students with developmental disabilities to continue their education after leaving high school.

STEPS Forward inclusion facilitators work closely with the UVic campus community to support these young adults to engage in an authentic student experience, enriched by their participation in all aspects of the campus, while studying courses over 4-5 years in a field of study offered by the university.

Visit the BC-IPSE website for more information.

Need help?

The Centre for Accessible Learning is in the Campus Services Building.

Front desk office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact us at 250-472-4947 or