Services to Students with Disabilities

Access and success

Collaborating with the MacEwan University community to facilitate full access for students with disabilities.

If you are a student with a disability, SSD is available to offer various resources, services, and accommodations to help with improving accessibility and removing barriers from your learning environment.

Disabilities

If you have one or more of the following types of disabilities, you may wish to access our resources:

  • mobility
  • sensory (affecting vision and/or hearing)
  • communication
  • learning
  • attention deficit
  • neurological
  • psychiatric
  • chronic medical condition
  • temporary (e.g. broken arm)
  • Please note that this list is not meant to be comprehensive.  Feel free to contact us if you are experiencing any barriers to learning that you believe are associated with a disability or medical condition.

SSD Services

  • Meet with students, gather relevant background information and review documentation of disability
  • Identify barriers to full access in the university environment
  • Develop individual accommodation and service plans
  • Prepare accessibility/accommodation letters for teaching faculty
  • Coordinate accommodations and services provided by SSD (such as exam accommodations, assistive technology access, alternate format material preparation, contracted services)
  • Provide educational information and guidance including referrals to departments and service units on- and off-campus
  • Provide information regarding funding applications for services and technology and authorize applications
  • Coach students to develop self-advocacy skills
  • Communicate with faculty and staff about working with students with disabilities, including facilitating full access and accommodations when necessary
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Heather's Experience

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