Office for Students with Disabilities

The Role of the Office for Students with Disabilities & myAccess at McGill

The myAccess services, offered by the OSD, will be the unit which provides support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill or if you require assistance with access.  You should contact us regardless of whether the difficulties you are experiencing are permanent or temporary, and we provide assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The assistance offered through myAccess targets a wide variety of situations, from medical diagnoses to mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and also includes long term support to accompany students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger’s and autism.

You should contact myAccess even if you are being followed by a medical, mental health or counseling unit, as the unit will be able to guide you in reducing the impact your diagnosis may have on your performance, attendance or learning.  The help available can be individual or offered through groups, depending on your needs and preferences.

The first step is to contact our office on (514) 398 6009 or to email disabilities.students [at] and an advisor will be able to meet you, either face to face or virtually, to explain how our office functions, describe what services are available to you and refer you to other resources if necessary.

Fall 2017 OSD Orientation Day

Poster for orientation at the OSD office.

Welcome to Fall 2017! Come and join us at the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Orientation session. Whether you are a new McGill student or someone who has recently registered with the OSD, you are welcome to come and join us for one of two sessions, each session lasting 2 hours. The first hour will be an interactive presentation introducing you to the OSD staff and office, exam procedures, and helpful tips from our learning resource specialist and adaptive technologist. You will also have a chance to ask questions, followed by a specialized campus tour during the second hour.

To register please visit the registration page.

Virtual Orientation

Poster for Virtual Orientation hosted by the Office for Students with Disabilities

Do you have a disability, mental health condition, chronic illness or other impairment that may impact your post-secondary education? Did you receive academic accommodations in high school and/or Cegep? Join us for an online information session to find out about the services available to students through the OSD. 

Sessions will be held online on:

  • Tuesday, October 10 from 12:00-1:00 pm EST.

  • Thursday, November 16 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST.

​For more information and to register please visit the registration page.



Looking to increase student engagement, student participation, and the accessibility of your course materials? Come learn how in our 45-minute Universal Design for Learning (UDL) designed for McGill teaching staff!

Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 from 10:00-10:45am
  • Thursday Sept 14, 2017 from 11:00-11:45am

 For more information and to register, please visit the registration page.


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