Accessible Learning

Registration Checklist

  • Understand the terminology

    • 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”
  • Register

    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)
    • Note-taking
    • Tutoring
    • Academic mentoring
    • Renewal of old documentation
  • Provide 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.
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