The notion and the obligation of accommodation can be defined as follows: In accordance with the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (section 10), a University has a legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodation measures to ensure the right to equality. Accommodation measures may be applicable to assessment methods, deadlines, term papers, examination processes, etc. The duty to accommodate refers to the legal obligation to do what is appropriate to eliminate discrimination arising from a rule, a practice or a barrier that has or could have a negative impact on people with disabilities.
The majority of universities have an internal policy that promotes the inclusion of students with disabilities. In general, a reasonable accommodation measure does not cause an undue hardship for the University and is consistent with the objectives and requirements of the study programme or course to which the measure applies.