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Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Centre for Students with Disabilities at Douglas College coordinates services and accommodations to ensure accessibility to all programs, College-wide services, facilities and activities by students with disabilities. 

We work with the entire College community to provide services in the most inclusive setting appropriate to the access needs of the individual.

What we do

The Centre provides a variety of services, equipment and programs to support the educational goals of students with disabilities. We provide transition information for prospective students and offer help with admission and registration procedures. 

We maintain individualized services to current students and support services to faculty and employees of the college related to accessibility and reasonable accommodations. 

Services available to students

  • Formal and informal identification of learning strengths and needs
  • Instructional recommendations based on assessments
  • Educational support for completing course requirements (tutoring, study skills, exam preparation)
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Readers/scribes
  • Individualized accommodations and adaptations for exams
  • Note-taking assistance and free NCR paper for lecture notes
  • Transcriptions of materials to accessible format (Braille/Audio Tape)
  • Ordering equipment and alternative formats
  • Consultation and advocacy throughout the campus community
  • Liaison with community-based disability service agencies
  • Temporary accessible parking permits
  • Referral to other college and community services

Who should use our services

Students requesting disability-based services and accommodations must present comprehensive, qualified and current documentation showing one or more impairments, which substantially limit one or more of their major life activities related to the request. 

We assess eligibility for services drawing on: documentation of the individual's impairment and functional limitations, federal and provincial regulations and college policies, as well as the individual's past experience with successful accommodations.