Accessibility Services

Northern College recognizes that some students have a disability that requires physical adaptations to the facilities, and/or the provision of special support services and assistive devices in order for these students to successfully complete their studies. A Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist will provide one-on-one assessments, learning strategies and technological assistance to students with learning disabilities.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to contact the advisors in the Accessibility Services to discuss their program of study and any accommodations. Once approval for accommodations has been made by the advisor and the Regional/Associate Regional Director, appropriate adaptations can be implemented and subsequent planning for provisions can be completed.

What is a disability?

A disability is a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the necessary activities to participate fully in post-secondary learning.

Students with disabilities may include:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Visually impaired
  • Mobility impaired
  • Learning disabled
  • Mental disabilities
  • Physically impaired
  • Multiple impaired
  • Anxiety/Stress disorders

Students with disabilities are expected to accomplish the core competencies of their programs. To achieve this, accommodations are provided to minimize or eliminate any disadvantage their disability presents. Accommodations are unique to each individual. The disability support office in your college makes these recommendations based on confidential documentation that the student provides to the College.

Accommodations may include:

  • Note-taking for lectures
  • Access to alternate format materials such as textbook on CD
  • Access to a word processor with spell check, grammar, and thesaurus for the completion of the final copy of written work
  • Extended time for tests/exams
  • Tests/exams in a quiet place (outside the classroom)
  • Use of a calculator on tests/exams
  • Scribe/Readers for tests/exams

Contact Information
Haileybury Campus: 705.672.3376 ext. 8818
Kirkland Lake Campus: 705.567.9291 ext. 3625
Moosonee Campus: 705.336.2913 ext. 5603
Timmins Campus: 705.235.3211 ext. 2237