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Accommodation: The term maybe used to describe and alteration of environment, evaluation format, or specialized technology that allows an individual with a disability to gain access to content and/or complete assigned tasks. Accommodations do not alter what is being taught, but may change how a student learns and demonstrates their knowledge of the content being taught.
Disability: According to Nova Scotia’s new Accessibility Legislation, “disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment, including and episodic disability that, in international with a barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society”
Adaptive & Assistive Technology: “Is a term used to describe all of the tools, products, and devices, that can made a particular function easier or possible to perform. Some assistive technologies include screen readers, alternate keyboards, head pointing devices, voice recognition software, and screen magnification software”
Meet with our Disability Resource Facilitator for an intake meeting to talk about:
Provincial services and equipment grants
Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PD)
Renewal of old documentation
Provide up-to-date documentation to Accessible Learning Services:
Accessible Learning Services accepts both psycho-educational assessments and medical documentation that is from within the past 5 years.
Whether a psycho-educational assessment or a medical documentation, all documentation submitted to Accessible Learning Services must identify either a permanent or temporary disability.
All documentation provide to Accessible Learning Services will remain confidential unless otherwise instructed by students.
Submit exam/test accommodation requests at least one week before they are scheduled to be written
Arrive early for your exams
Arrive 15 minutes minutes early at Rhodes Hall, Accessible Learning Services testing centre, before the start of exams.
Adhere to the university’s academic integrity policy
Access support resources on campus
Develop a routine for balancing social and academic responsibilities
Create a study schedule.
Divide complex tasks into small manageable chances.
Set personal deadlines ahead of actual deadlines.
Consider taking a reduced course load if you are a scholarship student
Contact Accessible Learning Services if you are a a scholarship student who is interested in taking a reduced course load.
Access our ACORN page to strengthen your academic soft skills
You will find information on such skills as time management, write-in, organization, presentation, group work, research, and intercultural communication on the ACORN page.