Accessibility Services & the Accessibility Resource Centre
To Make Arrangements to Accommodate a Disability or Other Medical Condition:
Contact Accessibility Services (AS) at 204.786.9771 and set up an appointment for a new student intake. If you are a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, new student intakes may be arranged by contacting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services staff directly.
Meet with AS Staff:
Before services can be arranged, you must meet with an Accessibility Advisor or the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services to review the necessary documentation so that together you can discuss appropriate academic accommodations.
Obtain your Documentation:
AS requires relevant medical documentation regarding your disability, as well as information about how your disability may impact you academically. Please bring copies of documentation (e.g., a psycho-educational assessment report or documentation from your physician and/or specialist) confirming your disability and indicating a need for the requested academic accommodations. If you don't have documentation yet, please feel free to download the request for documentation form [PDF].
Meet with your Faculty Members and Introduce Yourself:
Students are required to introduce themselves to their faculty members to discuss their academic accommodations and determine solutions to any problems they may have encountered. Faculty members are a very important part of the accommodation planning process, therefore the sooner students contact and inform them of their situation and needs, the sooner each faculty member can provide information on course materials and performance expectations and assist in the provision of academic accommodations.
AS staff can assist you in this process by providing a confidential Letter of Introduction to each one of your faculty members. Students registered with AS who wish to receive this letter should request this service from AS within the first two weeks of lectures/labs of each term. The content of these Letters of Introduction will be discussed at the first interview with you and a AS professional. We are also willing to meet with you and the faculty member to make the first contact easier.
Keep Us Informed!
Let AS staff know of any difficulties you may be having. We also need to know of any changes that take place (e.g., course changes, changes in need or personal information such as telephone number or email address).
Which Medical Conditions are Eligible?
Below is a list of disabilities and other medical conditions that would be eligible for academic accommodations through Accessibility Services (AS) and the Accessibility Resource Centre (ARC):
- Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder
- Blind or low vision
- Brain injury
- Chemical Sensitivity
- Chronic medical condition
- Deaf/hard of hearing
- Learning disability
- Psychological/psychiatric disorder
- Or a temporary disability (i.e., a broken arm)
If you feel that your condition is not represented by this list, please feel free to still set up an appointment to discuss possible academic accommodation arrangements.