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Equity & Inclusive Communities

KPU seeks to enhance access for all students. To learn more about KPU's efforts to enhance accessibility, please read KPU Accessibility Plan.

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiversity Services: For Students

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) offers a range of accessibility services including a student focused Accessibility Services which will liaise with faculty and staff to ensure accessibility solutions. KPU also offers an Employment and Community Studies Program which focuses on career preparation and an Including All Citizens Pathway which is a student-centered Universal Design for Learning program that enhances access and inclusion. To learn more about the two KPU initiatives check out the Exercising Self Determination in our Schools 2min - Inclusion BC Youtube video.

KPU has accessible washrooms located at

  • Surrey: Arbutus 1814, Main 1895 and Cedar 1256 and 1258
  • Surrey: Fir 1st floor, adult-sixed adjustable change table with overhead electric lift. 
  • Richmond: Room 1436 (near Boardroom 1420)
  • Langley: Room 1802 (near Student Enrollment Services)
  • Tech: Room 1606 (near the café)
  • Civic Plaza: All bathrooms are individual – 1-2 accessible on each floor

KPU Library offers a third part authorization option, where students with accessibility concerns can complete the Third Party Release for Library Information and Transactions form and email it to libcirc@kpu.ca. This will allow the authorized third party to pick up books on your behalf.

KPU strives to keep our digital landscape accessible. To learn more, please read the KPU Web Accessibility statement.

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiversity: Web Resources

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiveristy: Organizations

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiversity: Films and DVDs

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiversity Studies: Journals

Disability, Accessibility and Neurodiversity Books

Book Cover : The Disability Studies Reader Lennard J. Davis
Book Cover : Dispatches from Disabled Country by Frazee, Catherine; Kelly, Christine; Orsini, Michael
Book Cover: Neurodiversity and education. By: Paul Ellis, Amanda Kirby, Abby Osborne
Book cover : Against technoableism : rethinking who needs improvement / Ashley Shew
Book cover: Skin, tooth, and bone : the basis of movement is our people : a disability justice primer / by Sins Invalid
Book Cover: Neurodiversity : discovering the extraordinary gifts of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other brain differences. By: Thomas Armstrong.
Book Cover:  Krip hop : graphic novel / Leroy F. Moore, Jr., author ; Asian (Ace) Robles, illustrator
Book Title: HR Initiatives in Building Inclusive and Accessible Workplaces
Book Cover: The autism and neurodiversity self-advocacy handbook : developing the skills to determine your own future. By: Barb Cook and Yenn Purkis