Ways we can help

We believe that accommodations should be determined based on individual situations. And, that a particular accommodation is not necessarily useful for every student.

You might need an exam reader, but not a tutor. Someone else might need a tutor, but not a note taker.

Because how we help is based on your needs, you need to speak with an accessibility advisor
 

Start with your campus accessibility advisor

We recommend connecting with your accessibility advisor as soon as you have been accepted to Lakeland College. We'll discuss your eligibility and individual needs. 
  • for Vermilion programs, contact Dale at 780 853 8438
  • for Lloydminster programs, contact Tami at 780 871 5457
  • for online programs, contact either advisor
  • complete contact information is on the accessibility services page
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In-class accommodations
  • opportunity to audio record lectures
  • note-taker – refer to fellow student’s notes (photocopy) or receive an electronic copy of instructor’s lecture notes to supplement the student’s own notes
  • textbooks and / or reference articles in alternate formats (large print, Braille, audio, e-text)
  • use assistive listening devices such as an FM system for deaf or hard of hearing student
  • sign language interpreter or attendant in the classroom
  • flexibile assignment deadlines for disability-related issues
Examination accommodations
To access exam accommodations, you must meet with your campus accessibility advisor to discuss individual needs.
 
Exam accommodations are determined on an individual basis, and may include:
  • extra time for exams (time and a half is the usual extension)
  • alternative format of exams (oral, large print, Braille)
  • access and use of a scribe (person writes everything the student says on the exam)
  • writing in a separate, distractions reduced room (quiet room)
  • a word processor equipped with spell-check and grammar-check for long answer and essay questions
  • a dictionary or calculator
  • specialized  adaptive equipment or software (speech to text software, readers, jaws, dragon naturally speaking, zoomtext, kurzweil)
  • a reader who reads everything on the exam to you
Other accommodations and supports
  • one-on-one tutor support outside of the classroom to reinforce subject material
  • study and learning strategies
  • assistance to make a class physically accessible if you have a mobility impairment
Tutors
Tutoring supplements regular course work.
 
They aren't a substitute for attending class and studying on your own.
 
All Lakeland College students are eligible for tutoring.
 
See the how to get a peer tutor page for more information.  Students with documented disabilities can often access a content tutor as well as a peer tutor.

Note:
  • to access tutor support, you must meet with an accessibility advisor to discuss your needs
  • access to tutors is based on individual needs and relevant documentation
  • the accessibility advisor will approve how many hours of tutor support will be provided to you based on need and recommendations from an assessment
Note taking
To access note taking services, you must meet with an accessibility advisor to discuss your needs.
 
The note taking service is provided to ensure equal access to classroom information. Increasingly, instructors provide notes either online through our learning management system (D2L), or by using smart classroom technology.
 
You won't know who your note taker is. The relationship is anonymous.
 
Please note:
  • notes are provided in written or typed format
  • you should access notes regularly
  • aren't monitored--we depend on feedback from you to address any issues
Alternate formats for textbooks and course materials
The alternate format service is provided to ensure equal access to textbook/course information.
 
If you are blind or have low vision, mobility disabilities, learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may be eligible for textbooks and other course materials in an alternate format such as electronic text (e-text), audio text (MP3), enlarged print text and Braille.
 
Accessibility advisors convert textbooks and course materials. However, if you are physically able to manipulate textbooks and computers you will be trained to convert your own materials. This training promote independence in both academic and future vocational settings.Alternate format includes:
  • digital format textbooks
  • compatible assistive software where the text is read aloud to you
Alternate format is not guaranteed.
 
Adaptive textbooks: the steps
  1. For adaptive textbook services, meet with your campus accessibility advisor to discuss your needs. Please contact us as soon as you are accepted in a program.
  2. The earlier your request, the more time we have to contact instructors for reading lists, for you purchase the texts and to prepare books for scanning.
  3. As part of the process you must bring the books/receipts to prove they have been purchased.









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