Welcome to Accessibility Services
Accessibility Services is committed to ensuring that equal access for students with disabilities is provided at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The Accessibility Counsellors take pride in offering excellent services and supports.
Whether you are a student who is accessing online or in-person courses, there is a broad range of supports including academic accommodations and assistive technology training available.
Please register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible. Students with disabilities together with their Accessibility Counsellor work to identify the best solution for academic success. Accessibility Services looks forward to working with you to achieve your academic goals.
Sask Polytech Accessibility Services include:
While the definition of a reasonable accommodation is much larger, in this context a reasonable accommodation is intended to remove barriers resulting from a disability. Reasonable accommodations and services may include:
- Extra time, quiet or private space for exams
- A reader and/or scribe for exams
- Reduced course load
- Peer note-taker
- Alternate-format course materials
- Assistive technology
- Adaptive technologies
Reasonable accommodations are provided to students with disabilities. Accommodation does not require Saskatchewan Polytechnic to lower its academic standards or to relieve the student of the responsibility to develop the skills and competencies expected of all students. For more about reasonable accommodations, see Saskatchewan Polytechnic policy: Reasonable Accommodation (pdf).
The Direct Student Access Fund provides last-resort funding for students with a disability at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to obtain required accommodations. Requests for such funding should be made through Accessibility Services.
Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to educational loans and grants.
For those who are eligible for a student loan, these grants may cover special learning support costs:
- The Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities.
- Saskatchewan Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities
- Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities
To be eligible, documented assessment and diagnosis are required prior to accessing loans or grants.
If you are a student living with a disability, about to begin your post-secondary studies at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the Easy Start Transition Workshop will provide a head start towards your success.
Check out the Easy Start Transition Workshop event page for more details.
More information about Accessibility Services
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Learning Disability
- Psychiatric or mental health disability
- Physical/medical disability (including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, brain injury and chronic health conditions)
- Temporary disability
- Visual impairment
Saskatchewan Polytechnic accepts the Human Rights definition of disability, refer to the Sask Human Rights Code, Section 2 (d.1) (pdf)