Access Service

Access Service works collaboratively with our university community and stakeholders to facilitate the academic accommodation process.

The academic accommodation process is a collaborative process and a shared responsibility among all parties involved.

Access Service’s role in the academic accommodation process is to assess, establish, and implement appropriate academic accommodations for students who have a temporary or permanent disability.

Students who need academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Access Service as soon as possible.

Ways to contact Access Service:

By calling us at 613-562-5976 or emailing us at

By visiting our office on the third floor of the Desmarais Building, Room 3172

What is new at Access Service?

Ventus Professor Portal

New in fall 2016, Access Service and SASS-IT are proud to announce the unveiling of the Professor Portal!

Professors will now receive one email inviting them to log in to the Professor Portal rather than receiving numerous emails.

The Professor Portal allows the professor to:

  • See a list of all accommodations needed for each course
  • Submit pre-filled Notices of Examination (NOE)
  • Delete and modify NOEs already submitted
  • Fil out / edit Proctor Instruction sheets
  • See which students have confirmed to write the exam at Access Service (with accommodations) or in-class (without accommodation)

Here is the link to log in to the new Ventus Professor Portal.:

If you have any questions please contact Access Service. 

Distance exams at Access Service!

Access Service is proud to announce that it now can offer examination or test for other colleges, universities, or other types of institutions.

Visit for more information!

Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service (CSLIS), SASS

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to its services and events (Accessibility).

The Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service facilitates sign language interpretation for University of Ottawa’s Services and Faculties and Academic Units at cost.

CSLIS is proud to provide the sign language interpretation services in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ).

For centralized sign language service requests please complete and email the CSLIS form to the attention of and include CSLIS in the subject head of your email. You will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Download the Request for Centralized Sign Language Interpretation Service form (PDF)

Hours of operation

Monday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Closed on August 7,22  and September 4.

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