Student Accessibility Services (SAS) McMaster

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) McMaster Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation and related assistance to students with disabilities at McMaster. We strive for equal opportunity and barrier-free education through our various social and academic supports.

This is the page for McMaster University's Student Accessibility Services. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to the continual improvement of accessibility for students with disabilities. These disabilities may include an acquired brain injury, low-vision or blindness, chronic illness, learning disability, mobility, mental health, ADHD, and others. This Facebook group serves as a direct link to SAS services and events, as well as a place that'll provide interesting information about things related to SAS services. If you have any questions about our services, or just have something to say, feel free to write on our wall or email us at [email protected]a Main Office Hours Please check-in for appointments at the Student Wellness Centre (SWC) reception in MUSC B101. September–April Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 8:00pm *4:30 – 8:00pm are by appointment only, please use SWC reception for check-in and seating. Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm Closed for lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00pm May–August Monday to Friday, 9:15am to 4:30pm Closed for lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00pm SAS Testing Centre Hours We have differing hours of operation during different terms. Regular test administration hours Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm Closed for lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00pm This account is managed by the SAS Marketing and Promotions Assistant.

Mission: Student Accessibility Services aims to make a positive difference in the lives, personal growth and academic success of students, regardless of their background, stage of life, or abilities.

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Check out this event from McMaster Libraries!On Sept. 24 we celebrate Library Carnival Day! It's a chance for you to eng...
09/17/2020

Check out this event from McMaster Libraries!

On Sept. 24 we celebrate Library Carnival Day! It's a chance for you to engage via live chat with staff members from different departments to find out how you can get the most from your library. To register visit bit.ly/LibCarnivalDay

Join SSC and SAS for an overview of how to prepare effectively for Fall Careers Fair on September 16 and September 17, 1...
09/10/2020

Join SSC and SAS for an overview of how to prepare effectively for Fall Careers Fair on September 16 and September 17, 10am-1pm. Build your confidence in what to expect from this event, what to do during and after the fair to make a positive and professional impression with employers. Participants will learn practical strategies about how to engage with employers. Please register on OSCARplus McMaster (https://bit.ly/2ZojrYO).

SAS Welcome Week: September 9 Join us for a coffee chat TODAY from 1pm-1:45pm! To register: https://bit.ly/3ifqJ8O
09/09/2020

SAS Welcome Week: September 9
Join us for a coffee chat TODAY from 1pm-1:45pm! To register: https://bit.ly/3ifqJ8O

SAS Welcome Week: September 8 Join us for a coffee chat TODAY from 3pm-4pm! To register: https://bit.ly/3lYa9MS
09/08/2020

SAS Welcome Week: September 8
Join us for a coffee chat TODAY from 3pm-4pm! To register: https://bit.ly/3lYa9MS

Important Update! There is a new online registration and appointment booking process. Please refer to the graphics below...
09/02/2020

Important Update! There is a new online registration and appointment booking process. Please refer to the graphics below or sas.mcmaster.ca/register and sas.mcmaster.ca/appointments for more information.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected] or 905-525-9140 ext. 28652.

You’re invited to join Everyday Awesome on Wednesday September 2, at 5:00 p.m.Join New York Times bestselling author, Ha...
09/02/2020

You’re invited to join Everyday Awesome on Wednesday September 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Join New York Times bestselling author, Harvard MBA, award-winning blogger and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha, at this not-to-be-missed event.

Neil will share his journey, insights into how to be resilient throughout the academic year and tips for making your university life truly memorable.

Please visit the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/92303011321?pwd=YWl4TmlDeVpRMVdkL0ZKOTJ3QW5odz09

If you have an accommodation need for any appointment, event, meeting, or workshop hosted by the Student Success Centre, please email [email protected].

SAS Welcome Week: September 4Join us for a mindfulness session from 3pm-4pm, we are co-hosting with Open Circle! To regi...
09/02/2020

SAS Welcome Week: September 4
Join us for a mindfulness session from 3pm-4pm, we are co-hosting with Open Circle! To register: https://bit.ly/34ZaXLA

SAS Welcome Week: September 3Join us for our final SAS Summer Movie Club from 3pm-4pm for a discussion about the movie T...
09/01/2020

SAS Welcome Week: September 3
Join us for our final SAS Summer Movie Club from 3pm-4pm for a discussion about the movie The Great Gatsby! To register: https://bit.ly/32Jxs4h

SAS Welcome Week: September 2Join us from 3pm-4pm for a low-sensory mindfulness session, co-hosted with Open Circle! To ...
08/31/2020

SAS Welcome Week: September 2
Join us from 3pm-4pm for a low-sensory mindfulness session, co-hosted with Open Circle! To register: https://bit.ly/3hOglEB

Welcome Week begins in just 4 days! To kick off the week, we will be hosting a Virtual Coffee Chat and Welcome Week Triv...
08/27/2020

Welcome Week begins in just 4 days!
To kick off the week, we will be hosting a Virtual Coffee Chat and Welcome Week Trivia. To register, or for more information on all of our events, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/events.

SAS Welcome Week 2020!Welcome Week is rapidly approaching, and we are hosting so many fun activities for you to particip...
08/25/2020

SAS Welcome Week 2020!

Welcome Week is rapidly approaching, and we are hosting so many fun activities for you to participate in! If you haven't already registered for these events and you would like to join or want more information, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/events.

On August 27 2020 from 1PM-1:45PM come to learn about Career Access Professional Services with our guest speaker, Tanya ...
08/24/2020

On August 27 2020 from 1PM-1:45PM come to learn about Career Access Professional Services with our guest speaker, Tanya Kett, Career Counsellor.

CAPS supports students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-seeking group or have barriers to employment.
They provide individualized support to assist with all aspects of career development.

To register, please use the following registration form: https://bit.ly/2FT1Z82

Our next Summer Movie Club pick is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). On Tuesday August 18 at 3PM-4PM, come j...
08/12/2020

Our next Summer Movie Club pick is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). On Tuesday August 18 at 3PM-4PM, come join us for a discussion about the film. Make sure to have watched the film before our Zoom discussion. To register, please visit the registration form: bit.ly/3fQlJ8G

Are you an engineering student experiencing barriers to employment? Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) can help....
08/07/2020

Are you an engineering student experiencing barriers to employment? Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) can help.

What is CAPS? Part of the McMaster Student Success Centre (SSC), Career Access Professional Services are for students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-seeking group or have barriers to employment. The CAPS team is working with Engineering Co-op and Career Services to support your employment needs and connect you with opportunities from automotive and advanced manufacturing companies.

If you’re an engineering student who identifies as having a disability, you’re eligible for support through this program. Whether you’re registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) or not, you may benefit from participating in this program through CAPS.

Contact CAPS to start the conversation.

Ann Andree Wiebe, Career Counsellor
Email and Microsoft Teams: [email protected]

Just a friendly reminder that SAS 101 will be taking place tomorrow and August 20!
08/06/2020

Just a friendly reminder that SAS 101 will be taking place tomorrow and August 20!

Student Accessibility Services 101 Summer Sessions!

In one week, we will be launching Student Accessibility Services 101 Summer Sessions to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our supports and services! Please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition for more information.

Our next Summer Movie Club pick is Ferris Bueller's Day Off! On Thursday August 6 at 3PM-4PM, come join us for a discuss...
07/28/2020

Our next Summer Movie Club pick is Ferris Bueller's Day Off! On Thursday August 6 at 3PM-4PM, come join us for a discussion about the film. Make sure to have watched the film before our Zoom discussion. To register, please visit the registration form: bit.ly/3hWF5uj.

Just a reminder that "MacStart Monday: What is Your Learning Style?" is happening today at 12PM and 5PM. To register, pl...
07/27/2020

Just a reminder that "MacStart Monday: What is Your Learning Style?" is happening today at 12PM and 5PM. To register, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/events.

Self-Advocacy: Know Your Strength, Raise Your VoiceJoin us to further develop your self-advocacy skills and knowledge. I...
07/23/2020

Self-Advocacy: Know Your Strength, Raise Your Voice

Join us to further develop your self-advocacy skills and knowledge. In this 2-part workshop we will dive into your personal self-advocacy toolbox. Tools include: knowing yourself, knowing your rights and effective communication. Please note, this workshop is a follow-up to our MacStart Monday: Self-Advocacy 101 session. As such, it is recommended that you have attended that session to take this one (however, it is not required). The workshop sessions will be taking place on Wednesday August 5 & 12 @ 1-3 PM. To register please visit the following registration form: bit.ly/3eVie06

MacStart Monday: What is your Learning Style? Next week, our MacStart Monday session will focus on investigating differe...
07/20/2020

MacStart Monday: What is your Learning Style?

Next week, our MacStart Monday session will focus on investigating different types of learning styles. We will be going over different strategies/resources for learning styles. So come to learn about what type of learning style best suits you! To register, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition to register for a session.

SAS Summer Movie ClubOur next Summer Movie Club pick is Ocean's Thirteen! On Thursday July 23 at 3PM-4PM, come join us f...
07/16/2020

SAS Summer Movie Club

Our next Summer Movie Club pick is Ocean's Thirteen! On Thursday July 23 at 3PM-4PM, come join us for a discussion about the film. Make sure to have watched the film before our Zoom discussion. To register, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/events or visit the following registration form: bit.ly/2C8UJU5

Student Accessibility Services 101 Summer Sessions!In one week, we will be launching Student Accessibility Services 101 ...
07/15/2020

Student Accessibility Services 101 Summer Sessions!

In one week, we will be launching Student Accessibility Services 101 Summer Sessions to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our supports and services! Please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition for more information.

LS101: Introduction to Learning Strategies On Wednesday July 22 at 2:00PM-3:30PM, virtually meet our Learning Strategist...
07/14/2020

LS101: Introduction to Learning Strategies

On Wednesday July 22 at 2:00PM-3:30PM, virtually meet our Learning Strategist. Our Learning Strategist provides academic help to students with disabilities. During this session, they will be able to give you information and answer all your learning strategies related questions. This session is part of the MacStart Summer Transition Program. All interested individuals are welcome to attend! To register, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition or the link in our bio.

MACSTART MONDAYSDo you want to learn more about topics that will support your transition to McMaster? Do you want to be ...
07/13/2020

MACSTART MONDAYS

Do you want to learn more about topics that will support your transition to McMaster? Do you want to be part of our MacStart Summer Transition Program without committing to attending all of the sessions? Or, do you just need something to make your Mondays a little brighter?

Then MacStart Mondays are for you! Visit sas.mcmaster.ca to register for the session and time you wish to attend.

Our first MacStart Monday session (University Life 101) is taking place TODAY at 5PM. To register, visit: bit.ly/2Onqona

MacStart Presents - AT101: Introduction to Assistive TechnologiesOn July 7 2020 at 1:00PM-2:30PM, virtually meet our Ass...
07/06/2020

MacStart Presents - AT101: Introduction to Assistive Technologies

On July 7 2020 at 1:00PM-2:30PM, virtually meet our Assistive Technologist who will be able to give you information and answer all your assistive technology related questions. This session is part of the MacStart Summer Transition Program. All interested individuals are welcome to attend! To register please visit bit.ly/2C7nMqC.

Today is the first day of our MacStart Summer Transition Program! To learn more, visit: sas.mcmaster.ca/transition
07/06/2020

Today is the first day of our MacStart Summer Transition Program! To learn more, visit: sas.mcmaster.ca/transition

To learn more about our new, virtual MacStart Summer Transition Program please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition!
06/26/2020

To learn more about our new, virtual MacStart Summer Transition Program please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition!

REGISTER FOR MACSTART TODAY!MacStart is a summer transition program hosted on McMaster’s course management platform Aven...
06/17/2020

REGISTER FOR MACSTART TODAY!

MacStart is a summer transition program hosted on McMaster’s course management platform Avenue to Learn, Microsoft Teams and Zoom, designed to support the academic journey of new students accepted to McMaster University who are registered with SAS or are considering registering with SAS.

For more information and registration details, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/transition.

SAS SUMMER MOVIE CLUB!Our SAS Summer Movie Club will be launching on Thursday June 25 2020!To get started, help us decid...
06/15/2020

SAS SUMMER MOVIE CLUB!

Our SAS Summer Movie Club will be launching on Thursday June 25 2020!

To get started, help us decide which movie to kick-off our first club meeting with! (Poll is on our Instagram Stories; @sasmacu). The selected movie will be posted on our Instagram on June 18!

Then, watch the movie on your own or with friends, and attend our Movie Club Zoom session (3pm-4pm) to discuss thoughts about the film.

Commitment is flexible! We are meeting every two weeks during the summer starting June 25 and ending August 20, so please feel free to join when you can!

Any questions and accessibility requests can be directed to [email protected].

INTRODUCING SAS MONDAYS!Join us for SAS Mondays (Mon June 15 and Mon June 22; 3:00PM-4:00PM) where you can learn about s...
06/12/2020

INTRODUCING SAS MONDAYS!

Join us for SAS Mondays (Mon June 15 and Mon June 22; 3:00PM-4:00PM) where you can learn about services and supports offered by Student Accessibility Services (SAS). There will also be a Question and Answer period, where you can ask SAS Staff your questions!

If you are interested, please visit sas.mcmaster.ca/events to register for the session you want to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions and accessibility requests can be sent to [email protected]

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University
06/11/2020

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University

LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE!:

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: ZOOM
Audience: Racialized, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students, staff and faculty

Racialized, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students, staff and faculty are invited to a facilitated discussion on the experiences and impacts of Anti-Black Racism on Black McMaster community members in light of current events. This is an opportunity to share and support one another during these uncertain times.

To register please e-mail:
[email protected] or [email protected] using your McMaster e-mail and include “LTAR, [First name, Last name]” in the Subject Line

For more information visit: pacbic.mcmaster.ca/r3

Hosted by Race, Racism and Racialization (R3) PACBIC Working Group and the Equity and Inclusion Office.
This initiative is supported by McMaster University’s President and Vice-Chancellor’s Fund.

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University
06/08/2020

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University

Black Student Virtual Check-In!
*Open only to Black-identified students*

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: ZOOM

Audience: Black students

We are providing an online space to listen, share our thoughts and to be present for one another. Our conversation will explore self-care, advocacy and the impact of our anti-Black experiences.

This session will be facilitated by Tolulope Ojo, Educator and Project Coordinator, Equity and Inclusion Office and Faith Ogunkoya, Team Lead, Student Services.

For more information and to register please e-mail: Tolulope Ojo at [email protected] from your McMaster e-mail address.
Please use the subject heading: ‘Black Student Virtual Check-In’ and include your first and last name.

Hosted by Race, Racism and Racialization (R3) PACBIC Working Group and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

Summer Nights Study Hall!Finding it difficult to study on your own at home?  You are not alone! Join us online for a Vir...
06/01/2020

Summer Nights Study Hall!

Finding it difficult to study on your own at home? You are not alone! Join us online for a Virtual Study Hall every Wednesday night in June from 7:30-10:30 PM. Our first study hall will take place June 3 2020.

Registration required to help us all be accountable.

To register: sas.mcmaster.ca/events (select the link for the date that you want to attend).

Attention all students registered with SAS who are enrolled in Spring/Summer term courses! An important update regarding...
04/28/2020

Attention all students registered with SAS who are enrolled in Spring/Summer term courses!

An important update regarding the Spring/Summer term has been posted to the SAS website: sas.mcmaster.ca/students-spring2020
("Students" > "Important Update: Spring/Summer Term"). Please complete the "Spring/Summer Accommodations Checklist" to ensure accommodations are in place for the Spring/Summer term.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Join us TOMORROW from 2:30PM-3:30PM for a drop-in style session where you can find answers to questions about text-to-sp...
04/21/2020

Join us TOMORROW from 2:30PM-3:30PM for a drop-in style session where you can find answers to questions about text-to-speech, speech recognition, organizing information and notes with MS OneNote, and anything else you’d like to discuss!

No registration required. To access the Zoom session once it starts, visit this link: https://bit.ly/3asJhh9

Remote Study HallTues April 21 & Thurs April 23 2020 9:00AM-11:00AM* & 1:00PM-3:00PM*Join your peers to study remotely a...
04/20/2020

Remote Study Hall
Tues April 21 & Thurs April 23 2020
9:00AM-11:00AM* & 1:00PM-3:00PM*

Join your peers to study remotely and increase your productivity by making yourself accountable for your time.
No registration required.

*There are different Zoom links for each session. For the correct link, visit: sas.mcmaster.ca/events

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