Student Accessibility Services (SAS) remains available to support you. At this time, the SAS office space and SAS Testing Centre is closed. We have moved to providing services by email, phone and video conferencing. If you wish to arrange an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 (select option 1 for front desk) if you wish to arrange an appointment.
Winter term virtual office hours
January 4 to April 2021: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:
Good2Talk is a 24 hour-7 days a week confidential service for post-secondary students who wish to speak with a counsellor by phone or text.
Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
COAST provides outreach and support to members of the Hamilton community who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Readers and Scribes
Readers and Scribes
For the administration of tests or exams, there may be the need for a student to have a reader or a scribe to assist them with the completion of a test or exam.
SAS has a supply of generalist readers and scribes to assist with test or exam administration.
At times, some students require the assistance of a knowledgeable reader or scribe (someone who has specific language knowledge of a subject for technical reasons).
Where a student requires the accommodation of a reader or scribe, a student’s accommodation letter will specify whether a student requires a reader/scribe or a knowledgeable reader/scribe.
A reader or scribe is intended to assist with the completion of a test or exam only. A reader or scribe should in no way provide to a student any cues related to the content of a test or exam through their assistance.
Generalist Reader or Scribe
Where a student has the accommodation of a reader or scribe as part of their accommodation letters, there should be no action required on the part of you (as an instructor), for making any arrangements.
In these situations SAS will assign one of their generalist readers or scribes to assist a student with their test administration.
Knowledgeable Reader or Scribe
If a student has as part of their accommodation, a knowledgeable reader or scribe, it will be the responsibility of you (as instructor) to assist SAS in the supply of a knowledgeable reader or scribe for a test or exam.
In situations where a knowledgeable reader or scribe is necessary, SAS (Test/Exam Coordinator) should reach out to you via email to advise of the need on a per test or exam basis.
You should respond to SAS advising of who the knowledgeable reader or scribe will be for a specific test.
The knowledgeable reader or scribe is often, but not limited to, a tutor, graduate student, or upper-level student.
Your academic department will be responsible for underwriting the cost, should there be any, of the knowledgeable reader or scribe.