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Classroom accommodations

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Some examples of classroom accommodations include:

  • assistive devices or auxiliary aids (e.g., the professor uses an FM assistive listening device for a student who is hard of hearing)
  • oral or sign language interpreters for students who are deaf
  • permission to audiotape lectures
  • wheelchair desk and/or a preferential seating location    
  • breaks during class time (e.g., student exits room momentarily when pain becomes unmanageable). In such cases, students may wish to ask a classmate to share lecture notes with them (to be their peer note taker).
  • note-taking assistance (e.g., use of No-Carbon-Required [NCR] paper). For assistance arranging a note taker, students are advised to consult with the Blundon Centre. 
  • helping a student to obtain alternative format materials (e.g., electronic text, braille, or audiotape). Assistance is typically provided by the Blundon Centre or by other on- or off-campus service providers such as the campus library or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. This does not include financial assistance.
  • move classes, where practical, for wheelchair accessibility
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