Accessible Learning

Mohawk College is committed to providing persons with disabilities fair and equal access to educational programs, services, and facilities.

Accessible Learning Services works in collaboration with students, faculty and support staff. Together, we identify and implement strategies to ensure that all students can have an equal opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Services are available to students at all campuses.

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Please Note: Registered students and confirmed applicants who know or suspect they have a disability should contact Accessible Learning Services as soon as possible to access support for individual needs and meeting academic goals.

Contact should be made well before the start of the College program, particularly if the services of Sign Language Interpreters, Computerized Note Takers or learning resources in Alternative Format such as Braille or on CD are required. Please Register to access these services.

Accessibility Counselling and Advising

Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors and Accessibility Support Officers work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. Accessibility Counsellors review psycho-educational assessments and other documentation to develop Confidential Academic Accommodation Plans (CAAP). Services include:

  • Assessing and making appropriate referrals for assessment of suspected learning disabilities
  • Offering guidance on financial issues specific to the Bursary for Students with Disabilities
  • Providing disability-specific counselling to enhance self-advocacy and independence
  • Counselling for transition to the workplace or other post-secondary programs
  • Assessing academic strengths and challenges and teaching learning strategies to meet individual needs
  • Teaching academic skills such as study strategies, note-taking techniques, communication formats, reading strategies, time management, and organization
  • Assistive technology assessment and training

Learning Strategies

Our Accessibility Counsellors and Advisors work with students with confirmed Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, or Acquired Brain Injury to teach strategies to help students succeed in their programs. Services include:

  • Assessing academic strengths and challenges
  • Developing sets of learning strategies to meet individual needs
  • Teaching academic skills such as study strategies, note-taking techniques, communication formats, reading strategies, time management, and organization
  • Assessment of, and training in, the use of assistive technology
  • Supporting transition to the workplace

Mental Health Helpline

To talk to someone about mental health concerns or to get information on mental health services in Ontario, please contact the Mental Health Helpline at 1-866-531-2600 or visit the Mental Health Helpline website (opens new window) for more information. This is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.

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