The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have equal access to services and activities in a timely manner. Interpretation Service offers course-related services in the form of sign language interpretation and computerized interpretation.
These services also include activities related to:
- Meetings with professors
- Group work
- Course evaluations and exams (quiz, test, midterm exams, and final exams)
To contact the Interpretation Service, please email [email protected].
Interpretation Service also offers interpretation services to the services, faculties, and academic units at the University of Ottawa for a fee. We offer interpretation services in American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).
To request interpretation services for an event, please complete the form (PDF) and email [email protected] with “Interpretation Service Request” as the subject line.
Volunteer Peer Note Taking
Students can volunteer to share their course notes with other students in their class who are registered with the Academic Accommodations Service. Volunteer peer note takers will be able to have their hours recognized through the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement on the Community Engagement Navigator (application via uoZone). Once they have completed their volunteer hours and their hours have been approved, students can make a request to obtain their Co-Curricular Record (CCR). The CCR is an official University of Ottawa document used to track volunteer activities carried out on campus and in the community.
If you have questions about volunteer peer note taking, please contact Academic Accommodation Service by email at [email protected].
Benefits of Volunteer Peer Note Taking
- Developing note taking skills
- Listening well in class
- Meeting new people
- Promoting an accessible campus
- Pay attention to announcements made by your professor(s). Your professor(s) will make an announcement on Brightspace informing the class of a need for a volunteer peer note taker. You can also contact your professor(s) to ask if anyone in your class is looking for a volunteer peer note taker.
- If there is an expressed need, show your interest by communicating with your professor and sharing your notes with the other student(s) by email.
- For your volunteer hours to be recognized, please contact Academic Accommodations Service via email, [email protected], with the subject “Volunteer Peer Note Taker – Community Engagement Placement”.
- You will be put in contact with a Placement Officer in order to register for access to the Community Engagement Navigator.