Contact us

Our office hours are 9 am to 4 pm,
Monday to Friday

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
1250 Maggie Benston Centre
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Phone: 778.782.3112
Secure Fax: 778.782.4384

Visit our Accessibility Information Page to find detailed information about our office and its accessibility considerations.

Rights and Responsibilities

Every party involved in providing accommodations and services through the CAL has a specific set of rights and responsibilities.

The CAL has the right to:

  • Request and receive current disability documentation that supports a student’s eligibility to receive accommodations and services.
  • Deny a request for accommodations and services if: the request is not warranted; the student fails to provide appropriate documentation; the accommodation is not supported by the needs assessment; or the request imposes a fundamental alteration to a course, exam or degree program, or poses a direct threat to the public or community.

The CAL has the responsibility to:

  • Provide information in formats accessible to students with disabilities.
  • Ensure that courses, programs, services and activities are accessible to students with disabilities.
  • Determine appropriate accommodations as supported by the submitted documentation and in collaboration with the student and relevant faculty.
  • Coordinate accommodations and services.
  • Maintain appropriate confidential records and communication, and only disclose this information when an information release form has been signed by the student.
  • Serve as a liaison between students with disabilities and faculty.
  • Serve as a resource on disability issues for the SFU campus community.