Duty to Accommodate
As educators and as institutions, we want to make sure that our classrooms and colleges are accessible and welcoming places for all students. Postsecondary institutions in BC have policies in place to make sure that students from all backgrounds have equal opportunities and access to education, including students with disabilities. As the number of students with disabilities in our institutions rises, we all need to take action to make sure that barriers to participation are removed and students with disabilities have access to postsecondary programs and services, without discrimination or privilege.
This section will outline the legal duty to accommodate students with disabilities and discuss what this means in practical terms for instructors and disability support staff.