George Brown College is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to education. Through our Disability Services office, we provide assistance and consultation for a wide array of educational accommodations, including:
- access to adaptive technology (hardware and software devices designed to overcome specific limitations)
- accommodation for pre-admission and placement testing
- computerized notetakers
- financial assistance (bursary)
- learning strategies
- large-print, taped or Braille materials
- loaning of recording devices
- peer notetakers
- reduced course loads
- sign language interpreters
The Library Learning Commons also offers a number of services to make library resources accessible to students with disabilities, including students who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. These include extended loan periods, research assistance from home (by phone, email, TTY or Live Help) or in the library, assistive devices, alternate formats for print materials and an ubi duo device at the circulation and help desk. The college also has 23 library staff who are trained in Everyday ASL.
Bursaries of up to $2,000 are available to full-time and part-time students with either permanent or temporary disabilities who have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service and are required for post-secondary participation.
Visit Disability Services for Current Students section of the web site for more information.