Phone: (705) 759-2554 Ext. 2703 or 2720
TTY/TDD: (705) 946-8619
Location: Room E1101
Sault College is committed to expanding its access and support to all persons with disabilities, by having as its goal a barrier-free learning and working environment to enable academic and employment success.
The Accessibility Services Office serves as the office responsible for accessibility administration and for guiding students through the self identification and accommodations process.
Transition To College
“Let the Journey Begin”
Transition to College Program 2023 Dates: Monday August 28th, 2023 to Thursday August 31st, 2023
Complete your registration form here.
August 15th is our preferred registration deadline. Applications received after August 15th will be considered based on available spaces.
The Transition program provides incoming students with Identified Learning Disabilities an opportunity to get “settled in" before starting classes. This "settling in" period offers a variety of experiences for students to be better prepared for their new academic year. There is no charge for the Transition to College Program. It is absolutely FREE.
We recommend meeting with a counsellor to provide documentation on your disability and discuss accommodations. Please email StudentSupport@saultcollege.ca to book an appointment. If you do not have documentation on your disability, or it is more than 5 years old, a counsellor can help you explore options to complete an updated assessment. It is important that you meet with a counsellor during the summer or as early in the academic year as possible.
A brief list of some of the seminars and activities:
- Learn Notetaking for lectures.
- Develop Test Taking skills.
- Assistive Technology Overview
- Learning Strategies – Time Management/Study Skills
- Understanding Course Outlines and your Timetable
- Library orientation
- College Tour
- Computer Awareness – College Email/Student Portal/LMS/Office365
- Self Advocacy
- Orientation to Accessibility Services and more….
Thank you for your interest in the "Transition to College" Program.
For more information contact:
Accessibility Services/Student Support Centre
Phone: (705) 759-2554 Ext 2703 or 2495
The Accessibility Services Office is the centralized point of activities related to students with disabilities. Disabilities include visual and hearing impairments, physical and mobility limitations, medical and mental health disorders as well as learning disabilities.
The Accessibility Services Office assists students with disabilities identify the appropriate accommodations. The entire college community works together to ensure students with disabilities are provided with the accommodations that each student requires.
The Office serves as a resource for faculty and staff who work with students with disabilities. Staff are available to answer questions, consult on problem situations, provide information, and support for accommodating students. By working together, we can ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of higher education.
Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing
Mental Health Disabilities
Students are encouraged to self-identify to Accessibility Services as early in the admission process as possible, in order to plan accommodations that will equalize opportunities to participate in all learning and evaluation activities within Sault College.
Once self-identification occurs for students without documentation available, the Counsellor and student will develop an interim accommodation plan and determine whether additional documentation of the disability can be secured by the student from a registered health practitioner. If the student has documentation of a permanent disability and chooses to provide the Counsellor a copy, the accommodation plan will be developed based on the functional restrictions and limitations as a result of the disability. Confidentiality is maintained within the parameters of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation.
Links to Accessibility Testing Process
Accessibility Advisory Committee
The accessibility mission of Sault College includes the following:
- Conduct ongoing review and update of Sault College policies, procedures and practices to achieve sustained compliance with Bill 125; an Act to improve the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by person with disabilities and all other related policies, directives and/or legislation.
- Conduct ongoing review and update of Sault College policies, procedures and practices to achieve sustained compliance with Bill 118; an Act respecting the development, implementation and enforcement of standards relating to accessibility with respect to goods, services, facilities, employment, accommodation, buildings and all other things specified in the Act for persons with disabilities.
- Maintain and create a physical and technological barrier-free campus within the limits of available financial resources.
- Provide adequate information, awareness and training to foster a supportive and inclusive environment, and work towards removing any attitudinal barriers.
- Continue to make reasonable accommodation for the particular needs of self-identified persons with documented disabilities, as per the Ontario Human Rights Code.
- To provide for the involvement of people with disabilities in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers in order to enhance their full participation in daily tasks
- Monitor its admission policies to ensure that self-identified students with disabilities are accommodated for admission to programs for which they are academically qualified.
- Continue to monitor program course load, examination procedures, and other academic requirements to permit self-identified students with disabilities to complete their program of study.
- Explore avenues for new funding as well as utilize existing funds to increase assistive technology and/or computer software/hardware technology for students with disabilities, i.e. Capital Equipment and Renewal Fund.
- Explore funding sources that may become available to assist Sault College with the costs associated in the removal and prevention of barriers to all persons with disabilities.
- To ensure materials and information is available upon request in alternate format
View a copy of the Sault College Accessibility Compliance report
View a copy of our College's Accessibility Plan and Annual Status Report
View copies of our Accessibility Advisory Committee's Minutes
To access information in an alternate format please email email@example.com
Bursary For Students With Disabilities
Students with disabilities who qualify for OSAP may also qualify for a bursary. The individual student, the Financial Aid Administrator and the Counsellor jointly process the BSWD application. Students may use the bursary to support their disability-related educational expenses without incurring additional debt.