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Services for students with disabilities are provided within an integrated Student Affairs and Services model, including:

  • Campus orientation and in-take interview
  • Academic accommodations for tests and exams, including the Math Placement Test and Distance Education courses
  • Sign language interpretation
  • Wheelchair desks
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Assistance accessing funding sources (e.g., Canada Study Grant - Canada Student Loans Program)
  • Liaison to university and community services
  • Disability awareness activities for faculty, staff, and students
  • Keys for wheelchair-accessible elevators and lifts
  • On-campus (wheelchair-accessible) transportation
  • Access to parking accommodations
  • Scooter/wheelchair storage and recharging facility
  • Access to TTYs and telephones with amplification
  • Adaptive technology (e.g., ZoomText, JAWS, Kurzweil 1000 & 3000, and closed-circuit televisions)
  • Academic skills workshops, learning strategies, and individual, group, and career counselling is available at the University Counselling Centre.
  • Psycho-educational assessments for learning disabilites, attention difficulties, and anxiety are available at the University Counselling Centre on a fee-for-service basis.
  • Exercise equipment for wheelchair users is available at The Works - Field House recreation complex.
  • A number of rooms in residence are reserved for students with disabilites. For further information about housing accommodations, call 864-4335, e-mail: housing@mun.ca, or visit www.housing.mun.ca


Orientation and mobility instruction (for students with vision loss)

Orientation and mobility instruction to the campus and the St. John's area can be arranged by contacting the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) @ (709) 754-1180.

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