Academic Success

Student Accessibility Services

About Us

Who We Are

Within SAS we have accessibility specialists and an assistive technologist, as well as a specialized unit for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing called Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, or DHHS. We work with current students at all RRC Polytech campuses, as well as distance education students.

Each year SAS works with hundreds of students, including students with medical conditions, physical disabilities, mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. We work with students who are Deaf or hard of hearing and who are blind or partially sighted. We also work with students with “temporary” conditions such as broken arms or concussions.

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Student Accessibility Services uses the term “disability” to be consistent with the Manitoba Human Rights Code, which is the foundation of the work we do in SAS. We understand and respect that some students registered with SAS do not identify with this label.

Our Services

Accessibility specialists and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services manager work with students to develop accommodation plans based on the individual needs of each student. These plans are designed to provide equal access to education and reduce barriers to learning. Accommodations do not provide an unfair advantage over other students. Rather, they are designed to level the playing field for students with disabilities.

We provide a variety of classroom, lab, exam and work-integrated learning accommodations such as: extended time for exams, audio recording of class lectures, course material in an electronic format, text-to-speech reading software and ASL-English interpreting.

SAS staff may also arrange for additional supports to help increase academic success. We can connect you with tutors, academic coaches, assistive technology training, personal counselling, and Indigenous supports. We can also assist you with applications for disability-related funding.

Contact Us


Notre Dame Campus – D102
Exchange District Campus – P210


Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm

We offer supports to students in person, virtually (Teams/Webex) and by telephone.

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please email or phone 204.632.3966

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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