Accessible Education Services
We understand that as a college student with a disability you have unique needs, strengths and goals. We strive to improve the accessibility of the college environment for all students to have a positive and equitable learning experience.
We work to provide students with disabilities with the academic accommodations they need to level the playing field and eliminate barriers and the services they need to build skills, strategies and resources to make the most of college.
Our services are free, confidential and voluntary. They are firmly rooted in our commitment to respecting your dignity, integrity and your right to make your own choices for yourself with respect to the services you choose to use.
If you have a documented medical, physical, psychological or learning disability you may be eligible for accommodations that can help you to succeed academically. The following are examples of academic accommodations and support services which may be put in place:
- Training in and access to technical aids (assistive equipment and software)
- Computerized note-taking for those with sight or hearing disabilities
- Alternatives to print materials
- American Sign Language interpreting
- Alternative testing arrangements
- Counselling support
- Various other supports such as learning strategies, peer note-taking and tutoring services
- A full-time Learning Strategist and Assistive Technologist for students
First at Fleming
First at Fleming is a summer transition program for students with learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities and ADD/ADHD who will be starting first semester in a program in Peterborough or Lindsay. For more information about this program, visit our department website.
IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to make your disability known as soon as you accept an offer of admission. Early identification ensures that we can provide appropriate academic accommodations in a timely manner.