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Student Accessibility services strives to provide accessible learning opportunities, and reasonable accommodations for all UCN registered students with permanent and/or temporary documented disabilities that affect a student's functioning. The accommodations that are required varies from person to person. We therefore work closely with the student and appropriate faculty and staff to collaboratively determine the accommodations needed.
It is important to note that the following list provides general examples. Other accommodations may be put into place as needed. 
There are three main types of accommodations
Test/Exam Accommodations:
These accommodations pertain to the environment, format, and testing method for tests and exams. 
  • Separate Space for Tests/Exams
  • Computer use for test/exam
  • Extended Test/Exam Time  
  • Assistive Technology for Tests/Exams (Jaws, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • Assistance of a scribe or reader


Classroom/Course-Related Accommodations:    
These accommodations pertain to the physical environment of the classroom, instructional strategies, and alternate formats of the course materials and requirements.
  • Alternate Format Services
  • Course Load Adjustment  
  • Note-taking Services
  • Academic Attendant
  • Tutoring

Campus Accommodations

These accommodations pertain to physical accessibility of and transportation on the campus. 

  • Students may require assistance with getting around campus due to a vision impairment or mobility concern.  
  • Students may require assistance with transportation to and from the campus. 

How Accommodations are Determined


We review documentation of the functional limitations each student experiences and tailor the accommodations to the individual's needs. Two people with the same diagnosis might have different accommodations because of the unique aspects of their circumstances. Support services do not provide students with any advantage over their peers; rather they help to eliminate competitive disadvantages. In some cases, the essential requirements of a course or program are not reasonable for a student with a particular disability, in which case we will work collaboratively with the student and the academic department to come up with reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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