Overview of Academic Accommodations

Accessibility Services (AS) and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)

Eligible Disabilities/Medical Conditions For Academic Accommodations:

Below is a list of disabilities and other medical conditions that would be eligible for academic accommodations through AS and DHHS:

  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder
  • Blind or low vision
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Brain injury
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic medical condition
  • Learning disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Or a temporary injury (i.e. a broken arm or surgery)

If you feel that your condition is not represented on this list, please make an appointment with an Accessibility Advisor to discuss possible academic accommodation arrangements.


Types Of Accommodations

Accessibility Services offers a variety of accommodations for eligible University of Winnipeg students. Below is a list of the most common accommodations and services provided by AS.

    1. Priority seating & accessible classroom tours
    2. Extension on assignments when required
    3. Access to a volunteer note-taker
    4. Access to ASL/English interpreters & Transcribers
    5. Alternate format textbooks & articles
    1. Extended time to write
    2. Quiet space
    3. Access to computer/adaptive software
    4. Alternate format (large print, electronic text)
    5. Reader and/or scribing assistance
    1. Check-in appointments with AS Advisors
    2. Facilitate communication with instructors
    3. Annual AS Orientation (early September)
    4. AS computer lab and quiet study space
    5. Assistance with funding sources for students with disabilities

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 (i.e. course changes, updates to your personal information such as telephone number or email address).

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