Q. Who can access the services at the Blundon Centre?
A. The Centre serves prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students on the university's St. John's campus. All requests for accommodation are based on documented need.
Q. Is funding available to pay for services students might need?
A: There are a number of financial aid programs available to students to help cover expenses such as adaptive technology, specialized equipment, or support services such as tutors. More information is available in the Finances section.
Q. What accomodations and services are available for students with disabilities to assist them in their academic pursuits?
A: Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, specified extra time, quiet location, word processors, assisstive technology such as screen reading software, large print or the use of coloured paper, etc.
The Centre also provides co-curriculur support which may include: campus orientation, coordinating accessible furniture thoughout the campus, keys for accessible elevators/lifts, on-campus parking and transportation. A complete list of services can be found in the For students section.
Q. Are there services available for students who are taking distance education courses?
A. Yes, services, including academic accommodations, are available for students with disabilities who are taking distance education courses. However, students must contact the Blundon Centre prior to registration to ensure accommodations are arranged.
Q. What are the steps for booking test/exam accomodations?
A: More information on how to book semester tests or final exams can be found in the Test & exams section.
Q. How do students let their instructors know they need academic accomodations and services?
A: At the beginning of every semester, students using the services of the Centre should meet with one of our advisors to discuss the accommodations that would be most helpful to them and to complete Blundon online registrtaion. Instructors will be notified by email of any students in their classes who will receive accommodations throughout the semester.