AccessAbility Services

If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. --Margaret Mead

The University of Waterloo has a long standing commitment to support the participation and access to university programs, services, and facilities by persons with disabilities.

This site is your central access point for information and resources related to: 

  • registration with AccessAbility Services
  • documentation requirements
  • services for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors

  • accommodation

Future Students

We encourage students to connect with AccessAbility Services early to assist with a smooth transition to university. We will be able to schedule a phone or in-person appointment with you any time during the month of May. In the interim, as this is final examination season and we are focused on serving our current exam writers, we invite you to take a look at our website and in particular the section for future students.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss our services and address any questions you may have. To book a phone or in-person appointment, please contact our Front Desk at: or ext. 35082.

Share Your Feedback

AccessAbility Services is currently reviewing our operations, services, supports and resources.

Your input and feedback are very important as we look to improve and expand the services and resources available to students on campus, and as we plan to move into new and improved space before fall 2015. All feedback will be summarized and kept in confidence, and only used to inform how we can improve our office. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Accommodations for Final Exams

All outstanding exam accommodation forms (duplicate forms) must be returned to AccessAbility Services by 4:30 on Friday, March 20th to ensure exam accommodations for finals. 

Registered students wishing to arrange accommodations after March 20th are asked to complete and submit the Late Request for Alternative Examination Arrangements form.

Please note that if you submitted a form for midterms then you do not need to resubmit a form for finals.

Exam Overview Sessions

To register for a session contact AccessAbility Services at ext. 35082, by email or stop by the office in Needles Hall - first floor, room 1132.

Accessibility Initiatives AODA at Waterloo

Exam Hotline

Instructors who wish to contact AccessAbility Services with exam information for students writing with our department, please call ext. 32292. 

If our proctors are busy with students at the time of your call and the phone goes to voice mail, leave your contact information and we will get back to you shortly.