Accessibility

Accommodations and Supports

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If you need accommodations and supports, we are here to help. Services and accommodations will vary depending on the needs of each student, but can include: note-taking, tutoring services, the provision of texts and readings in digital format (for persons experiencing print disabilities), accommodations for writing exams, assistance with applications for the Canada Student Grant for Equipment and Services for Students with Disabilities, and learning disability pre-screening interviews. Referrals can also be provided to local psychologists who specialize in Psycho-Educational Assessments for university students.

For more information, resources or to discuss your needs, please contact  accessibility@nscad.ca for assistance.

  • Students with medically documented disabilities (including mental illness) can be considered full-time with a 40% course load. If this applies to you, contact accessiblity@nscad.ca
  • Registering your disability with student loans can gain you eligibility to thousands of dollars in grants every year! If you have any questions about the student loan process and eligibility, contact the office of Opportunity and Belonging at belong@nscad.ca
  • To accommodate your needs in class (e.g. with access to class notes, extensions, more time for tests, or other accommodations), your instructor does not need to know what your diagnosis is. All they need is a letter from the Office of Opportunity and Belonging indicating the appropriate accommodations and confirming that your documentation is on file. To ensure the necessary supports can be put in place, contact accessibility@nscad.ca for accommodation letters in the first two weeks of each semester. If you do not experience barriers until after the second week of classes, contact us again and we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. 
  • SUNSCAD, the student union, has a confidential student advocate who would be happy to support/accompany you to a meeting with a teacher. If you would like more information, email suadmin@nscad.ca.