In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Red River College has switched to online course delivery, eliminating on campus activities until September, including in-class course delivery and on-campus meetings. Accessibility Services is committed to providing reasonable academic accommodations to students with disabilities for all RRC classes, including those delivered in an online manner.
Accessibility Services continues to provide services to current and prospective students; however, some changes have been made in regards to how these services are provided.
Students New to RRC Accessibility Services
If you are not yet registered with Accessibility Services, and would like to request accommodations, please make an appointment with a counsellor.
Please see below regarding our medical documentation requirements.
If you are already registered with Accessibility Services and would like to request a telephone or online meeting with your counsellor, please email your counsellor directly or contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Naomi at email@example.com.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will continue to provide ASL-English interpreting and note-taking during the College closure. If students require ASL-English interpreters for tutoring sessions, group work or other, please complete the booking form.
For more information, please contact Jill Patterson via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-795-2331 (cell).
Students currently eligible for exam accommodations are encouraged to review the webpage for detailed information on how exam accommodations are being delivered for online/alternate delivery of courses.
Assistive Technology and Alternate Format Material
For assistance with assistive technology and alternate format material, please contact Lori Walkow.
Medical Documentation and COVID-19
Students requesting academic accommodations are required to submit current medical documentation supporting their request. Please see the Disability Documentation Guide for detailed information.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the government has generally requested that organizations in the Province not stretch our health care system by requesting medical notes. As a result, on a temporary basis students will not need to provide new or updated medical documentation from their healthcare provider(s) for the sole purpose of supporting an accommodation request.
During this time, students should provide any medical documentation that may be available (medical report, high school IEP, letter from previous college/university). Additional documentation can be supplied at a later time. The approval of accommodations not based on current medical information may be granted on a temporary basis only.
Students should note the following:
When restrictions are lifted, the College reserves the right to:
- Request that students provide updated medical information;
- Review any new information and determine what accommodations are supported; and
- Offer appropriate accommodations based on the medical information, even if they are different than the temporary accommodations a student received during the pandemic.
Keep up to date with the latest RRC information on rrc.ca/coronavirus