Eligibility for Accessibility Services

CNC students who have one or more verifiable disabilities are eligible for accessibility services. A verifiable disability must be supported by professional health care or psycho-educational documentation describing the disability.

You need to contact Accessibility Services at least 4 months prior to the start of a semester or program to ensure we have time to arrange services to be put into place for the start of the semester/program. Verifiable disabilities may include the following:

  • Chronic/systemic health impairments
  • Visual impairment
  • Mobility/functional impairment
  • Neurological disabilities
  • Mental health disabilities
  • Hearing impairment
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADHD

Steps students need to take to access services:

Whether you are a current or a prospective student you need to:


Book an appointment to meet with AS staff. During this meeting you:
  • Will learn about how CNC supports students with disabilities
  • The type of documentation you need to provide
  • Financial supports that may apply to your circumstances
  • Think of an educational plan that suits your educational needs
  • Will explore with the Advisor ways to reduce barriers in the academic setting
  • Students are welcome to come with a support person if they wish
  • Learn important aspects about confidentiality, disclosure and undue hardship
Provide medical documentation:
  • Once Accessibility Services receives your medical documentation they will explore how to best support your needs.
Meet with Accessibility Services to plan academic accommodation
  • Students participate in planning academic sessions at the beginning of the semester for each class; however, students are welcome to meet with Accessibility Services at any time during the semester.
Student Checklist


Book an appointment


Read Academic Accommodations for students with disabilities policy


Read Academic Accommodations for students with disabilities procedure


Understand Students’ Responsibilities


Provide medical documentation


Meet with AS to plan academic accommodations at the beginning of the semester


Know who can help me with


Financial planning




Books in Alternate Format


Grant application


Student loan applications


Assistive Technology applications


College environmental adaptations


How to book my exams


List of questions I have for the Accessibility Services Advisor:


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