Disability resources

All Disability Resource Centre services are being provided remotely. There are no in-person exams during the term two final exam period. Students should book their exams in the accommodation portal as usual to request their accommodations in the online exam environment. See the Exam Accommodations During COVID-19 page for more information. 

Students seeking assistance who are already affiliated with the DRC should contact their advisor directly. See our contacts page for staff  direct emails. Advisors are meeting with students using Zoom, Skype, and phone.

General inquiries or students new to the DRC can reach us by emailing drc.questions@ubc.ca

Canada Study Grant Services Reimbursement to UBCO DRC

New:  Students who have received a Canada Study Grant for services such as notetakers or tutors are now able to pay their invoice by credit card.

Access the payment form here:

If you have questions please email drc.questions@ubc.ca


The Disability Resource Centre offers programs and services to foster an accessible and welcoming campus, providing access to accommodations for students to overcome disability-related challenges that impede academic success.

Accommodations portal

Student login

  • Book your exam/test
  • Generate accommodation letters
  • Request peer notetaker

User guide for students (PDF)

Instructor Login

  • View students’ accommodations
  • View exam bookings
  • Upload your exam

User guide for instructors (PDF)


  • Complete profile
  • Upload notes

Notetaker Agreement

Our role

The Disability Resource Centre has been designated by UBC to facilitate access and inclusion for disabled students in all aspects of university life. We work with students to determine reasonable accommodations, and with faculties and other departments to design an inclusive university experience.

Students accessing the disability resource centre

Getting Started

The Disability Resource Centre may be able to help if you have:

  • an ongoing medical condition or disability that impacts your access to campus activities
  • received academic or other disability-related accommodations at another educational institution
  • Get started by completing the Intake Package

Student support

Important dates

2020 Summer Session Term 1

Friday, May 15th Last day to drop from most classes without a “W” standing through SSC Web
Friday, May 22nd Last day to request a peer notetaker
Friday,  June 12th Last day to drop from most classes with a “W” standing through SSC Web
Monday, June 8th Last day to submit complete intake package to the DRC for accommodations this term
Monday, June 15th Last day to submit final exam booking forms
Please refer to the online Course Schedule for specific course drop/withdrawal dates.

2 Please refer to the Vancouver Calendar for Distance Education course drop/withdrawal dates.


If you wish to share information about your disability documentation or discuss the nature of your disability with your instructors or other University offices, you can. However, you are not expected to do so.

The DRC is committed to treating your documentation as confidential in accordance with BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Guide to Access to Information and Privacy Protection

In registering for services with our office, you have given written permission for the DRC to share relevant information with instructors and departments to the extent necessary to ensure the provision of services. The functional impact of your disability relative to a need for a specific accommodation is the type of information that may be shared.