About Accessibility Services
Get the help you need to ensure your success.
Disabilities accommodated at MHC:
- Students with learning disabilities
- Students with ADD/ADHD
- Students who are deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing
- Students with a wide variety of physical disabilities
- Students with medical disabilities
- Students with psychiatric disabilities
- Students who are blind or partially sighted
Students requiring academic accommodations can make the necessary arrangements by contacting the Accessibility Services Office (preferably 3 months prior to start of program) at 403-529-3819 to make an appointment.
- MHC requires documentation of disability area from a specialist/professional (ie. medical doctor, specialist, psychologist) in the disability area in order to put accommodations into place.
- Students with learning disabilities should bring their most recent IPP and other documentation from their high school.
Examples of academic accommodations include:
- alternate format of printed materials
- oral exams
- preferential seating
- reduced course load
- exam accommodations: extra time to write exams, isolated setting
- use of assistive technology
Policies & Procedures
Medicine Hat College (MHC) is committed to providing access and supports to diverse learners and created a stand-alone policy on this topic in 2017.
The purpose of this policy is to confirm and define the rights and responsibilities of MHC, its employees, and students with documented disabilities with respect to academic accommodation at MHC. The college will provide a supportive learning environment for students with documented disabilities while maintaining the academic integrity of the programs.
The first step for anyone who may need to access the accommodations and support services available through the accessibility services office at MHC is to schedule an appointment with the accessibility services coordinator at least 2 months (if possible) before the commencement of classes. Early identification and planning are critical to a successful academic career at MHC.
Physical and Mobility Impairments
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
- Schwab Learning (for parents)
- Reading Upgrade
Education & Institutions
- University of Calgary - Student Accessibility Services
- University of Lethbridge -Accommodated Learning Centre
- University of Saskatchewan - Access and Equity Services
- University of Regina Centre for Student Accessibility
- University of Alberta - Accessibility Resources
- University of Alberta Developmental Disabilities Centre
General Human Rights and Awareness
If you are a student with a permanent, documented disability, you may be eligible for governmental funding for assistive services (examples include tutoring, note-taking, interpretation, assistive technology and other such supports).
MHC is widely accessible to students with physical disabilities and is continuously working towards removing any barriers that are identified. The following is a list of some of the accessibility features on campus:
Accessible through cashier area
- Chair Lift
Located inside G-wing door, closest to East parking lot, it provides access to gymnasium, and requires assistance of equipment room staff
Several automated entrance doors, including main entrance
- Computer labs
Several accessible computer labs on campus
Three elevators for student use
- Accessible Parking
Located near main entrances in several locations
May be adapted to suit physical accessibility needs upon request
- Student Residence
Three units customized (and adaptable) for students with mobility impairments or sensory impairments (total of seven beds available)
- Washroom facilities
Accessible washrooms available in several locations
- Courtesy Phone with Volume Control
Located in L wing hallway and at the entrance to the Students’ Association in C wing (hearing aide compatible)
For more information, consult our Accessibility Services Handbook.