At College of the Rockies, we are committed to maximizing success and reducing barriers so that students with disabilities have equal opportunities and equal access to information. We provide a variety of support services and accommodations for students with learning disabilities, physical or psychological challenges, as well as those with temporary disabilities.
We support students on all campuses, and there is no charge for any of the services provided.
Services and accommodations are offered to students with permanent disabilities such as:
We also provide support and assistance for students who suspect they may have, but have not yet been diagnosed with a disability, including learning disabilities. All information obtained by the Accessibility Services Coordinator will be treated as confidential.
If you require books in alternate format, sign language interpreters, or Typewell services, please contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator at least three months prior to commencing studies.
Supports offered may include:
Accommodations are modifications made to the academic environment that help create equal educational opportunities and provide equal access to information. They are implemented to reduce barriers caused by the disability.
Students seeking accommodations are required to provide current documentation (within the last 5 years) of their medical condition/disability from their physician or medical specialist.
Examples of accommodations:
Accessibility Services will advise students on available adaptive technology and procedures to obtain it. Most adaptive technology software/hardware is obtained through Assistive Technology BC (AT-BC) or through a Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities.
Students who require adaptive technology are encouraged to contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator at least three months prior to commencing studies.
Several grants are available depending on whether you're a full-time or part-time student and meet eligibility requirements.