A guide for professors:
Minimizing the impact of learning obstacles
The 2013–2014 edition of A Guide for Professors: Minimizing the Impact of Learning Obstacles will be available at the end of June. The guide contains information that can help you ensure opportunities for success for students with disabilities
The Guide for Professors - Minimizing the Impact of Learning Obstacles - describes strategies and adaptive measures you can apply to create an inclusive academic environment and help alleviate the different challenges faced by students with a permanent or temporary disability. It also presents the University of Ottawa Policy on Accessibility under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA, 2005) and your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code.
If you have questions or comments about teaching strategies, exam accommodations or other adaptive measures, you can call Access Service to speak with a learning specialist at any time.
We are proud to announce the introduction of a new Student Service Management suite called Ventus, custom built and engineered for Access Service and Counselling Service. This in-house solution, developed by SASS IT team, assists Access Service in creating a link between students, professors and faculty. The suite notifies professors automatically, when a student with accommodations registers to their class. This allows professors to quickly schedule and upload examinations, along with required documentation directly to Access Service.
The short information sheets below (PDF) are designed to give professors an overview of how Ventus can assist in interacting with students with accommodations:
- Introduction to Ventus
- Information sheet – Confirmation of Adaptive Measures
- Information sheet – Notice of Examination
- Information sheet – Automatic Reminders and Messages
NEW – Professors are strongly encouraged to file all Notice of Examinations (NOEs) for their courses at the beginning of each session. Ventus will accept NOEs as early as one session in advance, and as late as ten calendar days before the date of the exam. The system will automatically refuse requests that fall outside this window.