We nurture and support a culture of acceptance, inclusion and the celebration of diversity. Creating a learning environment that is accessible to all students is a value embedded within the university’s fabric, as well as our policies, services and practices.
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Some accommodations are similar to those for the undergraduate academic environment, however some accommodations will be unique to academic study at the graduate level.
Workplace accommodations for graduate students who have teaching assistantships and other campus employment are processed through Human Resources.
SAS stands for Student Accessibility Services, the office that provides academic accommodation assistance and related supports to students with disabilities at McMaster.
To learn more about SAS and the accommodations process, visit the SAS website.
A basic list of examples for various types of disabilities. This list may not apply to all individuals. For specific information to accommodate students, contact the SAS program coordinator who is listed on the student’s letter of accommodation.
A recorded Graduate Student Information Session is available for students who require alternate formats of print materials, including the process to obtain alternate format textbooks and research materials after registering with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
If you are not registered with SAS but have a print disability, a learning disability, blind or low vision, or a physical disability that prevents you from manipulating a book, this session outlines the process to obtain alternate format materials from the community.
Disclosing your disability to an employer or admissions committee is a personal choice and an important and complex decision. Review this downloadable resource.