In providing accommodations for students with disabilities, the CAL looks to the University's own commitment to equality of access (GP-26), the BC Human Rights Code, and relevant case law
SFU Accessibility Policy GP-26
Simon Fraser University recognizes and affirms the rights of students with disabilities who are academically qualified, to have full, fair and equal access to all University services, programs and facilities and to be welcomed as participating members of the University community.
The University must provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities up to the point of undue hardship. This will not entail any modification of the academic standards of the University or the elimination of the academic evaluation of students.
Students seeking academic accommodation for a disability must bring the request to the attention of the Centre for Accessible Learning in a timely manner, normally with one semester's notice, and must provide appropriate documentation of their disability.
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SFU Accessibility Policy GP 26
BC Human Rights Code (1996), Section 8
The Code speaks to discrimination in accommodation, service and facility:
A person must not, without a bona fide and reasonable justification,
(a) deny to a person or class of persons any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, or
(b) discriminate against a person or class of persons regarding any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public
because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation of that person or class of persons.
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To access the full Code, please navigate to the following link: BC Human Rights Code (1996), Section 8