ImportantREQUESTING SERVICES and ACCOMMODATIONS – FALL 2022

 

Registering for the first time – New and Returning students

Students who wish to register and review their eligibility with the Student AccessAbility Centre (SAAC) are encouraged to visit our “Registering for SAAC services” webpage for information and are asked to complete the Online Pre-Intake form as soon as possible.  Once we receive the completed form, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with a SAAC counsellor.

Deadline: November 16, 2022 – 11:00 p.m. (requests received after this date will be reviewed for Winter 2023)

Requesting Accommodations – Fall 2022

New students:  If you’ve already had your intake appointment (see above), you will need to schedule a new appointment with your counsellor at the start of the semester in order to finalize your accommodations.

Returning students: If you were registered with our service in the past, you will need to request your accommodations online by using the “self registration” module.  If you wish to discuss or modify your accommodations, please schedule an appointment with your counsellor.

Deadline: September 20, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. (requests received after this date may still be considered up to November 16, 2022)

 

 

Our role and the services we provide

We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of students with documented disabilities and for whom the disability significantly and persistently impacts their learning.  Services are available for students registered in day or evening credit courses.

We provide reasonable accommodations for students with a diagnosis of hearing, visual, motor or organic impairments, learning disabilities, neurological and/or mental health disorders.  Services are also offered to students who, due to an accident or illness, will require temporary support.

Reasonable accommodations are determined by an AccessAbility Counsellor based on medical/psychological documentation provided by the student. The intention is to provide the student an equal opportunity to learn and to demonstrate their knowledge. Students registered with the SAAC do not receive a modified curriculum and are held to the same standards as their peers.

Some of the accommodations offered by the SAAC are:

  • A quiet space to write tests/exams
  • Extended time for tests/exams or stop time
  • Use of a computer/laptop
  • Alternative formats of texts or documents
  • Specialized equipment and/or software
  • Peer note-takers
  • Faculty liaison
  • Reduced course load
  • Support from a special education technician
  • Support from an attendant
  • Referral to other college resources
  • Etc.

Questions? Please contact us:

Reception


Last Modified: August 3, 2022