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Support for Students with Disabilities

NWCC Accessibility Services strives to provide students with disabilities the support services and guidance needed to maximize success and reduce barriers to learning. 

Various services are available for students with physical and learning disabilities. Students with an identified disability are encouraged to visit the Accessibility Services Coordinator before or during the application process to provide adequate time to access all appropriate services.

Kezia Sinkewicz
Accessibility Services Coordinator
ksinkewicz@nwcc.bc.ca
250.638.5496

Accommodation

At the Terrace Campus male/female dorms are equipped for students with physical disabilities. For more information regarding living on campus visit Residence Living.  In all other College communities, Educational Advisors can advice on accommodation options.

Equipment

A wide range of equipment is available for students with disabilities. Equipment which can be borrowed include keyguards, therapeutic chairs, back support cushions, touch talker computer, brailler, MPrint, amplified headphones,TV decoder, unicorn membrane board, variable speed four track recorder, FM listening device, talking calculator and a Porta Cap. The Ministry has made available the Adult Services Program initiative that has also expanded NWCC's ability to further address the needs of students with disabilities (i.e. equipment and services.)

Student Assistants

Student Assistants can be hired to provide help to students with disabilities in a number of ways. Examples of assistance include mobility assistance, tutoring, library research, note-taking and typing.

Orientation and Pre-registration Assistance  

Individualized orientation sessions and pre-registration assistance are available for students with disabilities.

Physical Accessibility

The College is working toward improving the level of physical accessibility at each of its locations. Each campus has designated parking spaces for students with disabilities and washrooms are equipped with grab bars.

Program Support

Support items include exam adaptions (oral, taped, extended time, etc.), NCR paper (noncarbon required paper), tapes/tape recorders, photocopy pass for lectures notes, talking books, interpreters, mobility assistance and tutors.

Ongoing Support

NWCC faculty, staff, and members of the Student Services Team monitor student performance and may offer assistance to those who seem to be struggling, missing classes or progressing more slowly than expected. Support checks are meant to provide students with the best possible chance of success in their studies. Students can get help with money, academic, and personal problems that may be affecting their studies