Types of Accommodations

The accommodations available at Red River College assist students with disabilities and reduce or remove the barriers a disability may pose on learning and the demonstration of knowledge. The purpose of accommodations is to “level the playing field” between students with disabilities and students who do not have disabilities. The purpose is not to provide an unfair advantage or to compromise essential learning outcomes.

Accommodations are student-specific, unique to the individual and their course (program). They are forms of assistance that are provided or arranged by Accessibility Services to provide equal opportunity to meet academic goals.

Types of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Exam Accommodations – some students with disabilities may be eligible for accommodations for test and exams, which could include a quieter environment and additional time. Find out more about exam accommodations.
  • Alternate Format of Print Materials – some students may be eligible to access their print material in alternate formats such as e-text or Braille. Learn more about Alternate Format of Print Materials.
  • Assistive Technology – some students benefit from a variety of equipment, software and devices designed for students with disabilities.
  • Audio Recording of Lectures – a student with a disability may benefit from audio recording lectures. To access this accommodation, students are required to agree to terms and conditions.
  • Access to Instructor Power Point Presentations – a student with a disability may benefit from having access to instructor notes or PPs. To access this accommodation, students are required to agree to terms and conditions.
  • Volunteer Note Taking – when a disability impacts a student’s ability to take notes, a peer volunteer may be secured to assist.
  • American Sign Language Interpretation – for students who are Deaf, the accommodation of ASL – English interpreting is provided.
  • Computerized Note Taking – For students who are hard of hearing, computerized note taking as well as other accommodations may be provided.
  • Tutoring Services – students with disabilities may be eligible for up to three hours of staff tutoring per week, based on a full-time course load.
  • Reduced Course Load – some students with disabilities have learning needs that are best met by reducing the number of courses taken. This can help manage workload more successfully and learn more effectively