Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides accommodations to the learning environment for students with speech, hearing, visual, physical, mental health and neurological disabilities as well as chronic health conditions, acquired brain injury and temporary disabilities.

When you meet with us, we will discuss eligibility for services and specific accommodations to support you during your time at Emily Carr.


Our priority is to get to know you as an individual, to determine relevant accommodations, and to suggest helpful strategies and resources while you study. Understanding your needs helps us to build a learning environment that is accessible and supportive.

The process of requesting and receiving accommodations is collaborative; all involved, the student, instructor, studio technician and accessibility services have a role and responsibility to make sure the process works.


Our office is located within Counselling, Wellness + Accessibility Services, room D2380. You can find us at the east end of the second floor. Located at number 3 on the map, click to see larger image.





Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Accessibility Services
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver BC V5T 0H2
T: 604 844 3081   F: 604 630 4574

Degree students can book an appointment online at Please note that same day appointments are not available.

Continuing Studies students can email us in order to set up an appointment.

If you are new to Accessibility Services please make sure that your documentation has been received by our office at least 1 week prior to your appointment date.


To be eligible for accommodations, you'll need to provide recent documentation, completed by a qualified medical professional, that shows how your disability affects you in a learning environment.

With the exception of Learning Disabilities, documentation must be current to three years. Learning Disability (LD) assessments may be current to 5 years. If the LD assessment was completed after the age of 18, it is considered good for life.

If you don’t yet have documentation or need more recent documentation, have the medical assessor complete the University’s Functional Limitations Assessment form.

If your documentation is current, you can submit it along with the Consent to Collection/Disclosure of Information form. This will allow us to consult with your medical assessor if additional information is required.

Please submit your documentation to Accessibility Services in-person, by email, or mail at least one week before your initial appointment.


It’s best to connect with us as soon as possible since services, equipment, and funding requests require time to implement. Working well in advance of the start of the semester will help to complete the steps needed to organize your supports.

Your first step is to complete the online Accommodation Request form and either attach your documentation to the form or submit your documentation directly to Accessibility Services.

Once your documentation has been submitted, make an appointment through our online scheduler:

Please ensure that your documentation has been received at least 1 week prior to your appointment date.

This initial appointment helps us learn about your education history, your past use of accommodations and your disability as it affects you in a learning environment. An accommodation notice will be developed that you can share with faculty and studio technicians who will work with you to implement your accommodations.

Please use the following drop down menus to learn more about our office and services.