Course-related Services

Alternate Format Services

Alternate Format provides students with course content in a different format than a typical text book or reading, which includes e-text, braille, large print, audio, and coloured paper.

To access Alternate Format Services, first contact your Accessibility Advisor to receive a referral. Then contact Alternate Format Services at 780-492-3381 or sasaltf@ualberta.ca to make an appointment and, at your consultation, provide a list of your courses, the books you require an Alternate Format for, and proof of purchase of these books.

Course Load Adjustment

Students who are registered with SAS may be eligible to pursue their education with an adjusted course load. Faculties are willing to take disability issues into consideration when determining whether a reduced course load is reasonable. Students need to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of studying at various course loads with their Accessibility Advisor.

Ergonomic Supports

Ergonomic supports are provided to students as a way to ensure that the structures (i.e. chairs, keyboards, mouses, etc.) complement their strengths and abilities and minimize the effects of their disabilities.

Field and Practicum Placement Supports

Students with disabilities may require accommodation support in clinical placements, internships, cooperative placements, practicum placements, and other experiential learning courses. We have established a strong working relationship with faculties to provide supports for students’ success in these placements.

Learn more about Field and Practicum Placement Supports

Note-taking Services

Note-taking Services are available for students whose disability affects their own note-taking during class. Volunteers within each class are recruited by Student Accessibility Services to provide their notes to these students.

Learn more about Note-taking Services

Other Services

In consultation with the student or staff member, our office can negotiate other services or accommodations to meet individual needs. Other services include photocopying, study space, lab assistants, transcription of tapes into electronic format, typing assignments, etc. Please contact us if you require any services that are not listed.

Tutoring

If you need tutoring to address the impacts on your performance in the learning environment of a disability, medical condition, or the associated treatments you are receiving, you must discuss the matter with your Accessibility Advisor. You may be eligible for funding to cover the cost of tutoring.

SAS North Campus does not have a tutor registry; therefore, it is primarily up to you to locate a suitable tutor for the course. Here are a few suggestions of how to find one:

Students at Augustana have access to a small tutor registry posted on the SAS bulletin board; however, it is recommended that the student locate their own tutor.