Centre for Students with Disabilities

About Us

Our Mandate 

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is a service of the University of Ottawa’s Student Union that serves both the undergraduate and graduate students population. It is a service available to all students and do not require someone identifying with a disability to use it. Our events are usually open to all audiences.

CSD focuses on the social aspect of the university community and the accessibility of our social activities. We strive to promote the independence and inclusion of students with disabilities in the university of community.  We do so by assisting in advocacy and awareness campaigns, create an atmosphere of exchange and experience-sharing, and establish a space where individuals and groups can voice their concerns about various issues facing different communities. We strive to remove stigma and attitudinal barriers. 

Resources 

Braille– the CSD has access to a Braille printer if you wanted to create signage, handouts and pamphlets for a student run event or service. For more extensive or documents of lesser urgency, an electronic copy accompanied by assistive technology is also available.  The Braille printer works in English and French.

 Portable Ramps– the CSD originally owns two portable ramps (but only one was found) that can be borrowed for events. The ramps are 3 ft and 6 ft long. A $ 20.00 deposit will be required.

Wheelchairs, crutches and canes– can be temporarily borrowed for free. 

Active listening

 ASL/LSQ classes

 Drop in space for students to come chat about any issues they’ve encountered on campus

office hours

Monday: 10am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 5:30pm 
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 11:30pm, 4pm – 6pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 6pm

Location

University Centre (UCU), Room 022

contact us

For more information please contact: cei-csd.coord@uosu-seuo.com