Disabilities and Accommodation

Documented disabilities and conditions

  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention-deficit disorders
  • Visual disabilities
  • Hearing disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Medical disabilities
  • Psychological disabilities
  • Chronic health issues
  • Temporary health issues that impede academic success

Documentation from a professional educated in the field of disability is required for a disability and/or condition to be accommodated. For example, documentation for a visual disability must come from an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.

Accommodation options

Accommodations can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Note taking
  • Tutoring
  • Academic strategy
  • Alternate formatting of course materials
  • Technological support (electronic recording device, computer, calculator, educational applications)
  • Exam accommodation (extra time, distraction reduced space, technological support, supervised breaks, alternate formatting of print materials)
  • Reduced course load
  • Preferred classroom seating
  • Other accommodations as recommended in documentation

Accommodations vary between students and are formalized in conversation with a Student Support and Accessibility Coordinator with reference to accommodation history and recommendations highlighted in your documentation.

You may be eligible to receive funding for your accommodations through Student Aid Alberta. To learn more about your options and to apply, contact the Student Support and Accessibility Office at accessibility@kingsu.ca.