Improving accessibility at UFV

Rebecca Wassef, the manager of UFV’s Centre for Accessibility services shares what she thinks can be done to make universities more accessible. Photo Courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.
Rebecca Wassef, the manager of UFV’s Centre for Accessibility services shares what she thinks can be done to make universities more accessible. Photo Courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.
Surjit Atwal - CIVL - AbbotsfordBC | 05-04-2021

What the University of the Fraser Valley is doing to make learning inclusive to all students, even if they have a disability. Rebecca Wassef, the manager of UFV’s Centre for Accessibility services spoke with CIVL on what they do and how students can get access to their service. She says that UFV’s Centre for Accessibility represents UFV’s commitment to ensure all students have equal access to their education. Wassef says that the process of signing up has changed during the pandemic. She says that if students would like to sign up, they can go to the UFV’s website, and fill out the pre intake form to give information on what they are looking for from the UFV Centre for Accessibility. Wassef says students do not need a doctor’s note, even if they are not sure that they have a disability but suspect they do.