How NLC provides access for all
What we’re doing to help
Here are just some of the ways NLC supports students with disabilities:
- Exams accommodation (readers/scribes, extended time, access to quiet room, etc.)
- Books and materials in alternate formats (e-text, large print, Braille, etc.)
- Note taking
- Peer tutoring
- Access to interpreting services
- Access to adaptive equipment
- Assistance with disability-related financial aid, if eligible
- Referral to community resources
- Liaison with community-based disability service agencies
For more details, view NLC’s access policy for students with disabilities here.
Hours for Access Services
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am–12:30pm, and 1:30-4:30 — Room 2311A
Fort St. John
Tuesday and Thursday
10am–12:30pm, 1:30–3pm — Room 176
Fort Nelson & Tumbler Ridge
Access services available as necessary
Days scheduled for each campus are subject to change, please call ahead.
Contact the Access Services Coordinator
For assistance or further information, contact the Access Services Coordinator. They will determine the reasonable accommodations according to NLC’s Access Services Policy and based on documentation provided by the student.
Gathering your documentation
Documentation must be obtained from a professional who has specific training, expertise and experience in the diagnosis of the specified condition.
- All professionals submitting documentation must be appropriately certified and/or licensed to practice
- Documentation should include a diagnosis, symptoms and their severity, and a prognosis for the disability
- Documents should be dated, printed on official letterhead and typed (for purposes of legibility)
- Documentation should include the professional’s name, title, registration number, phone/fax, mailing and email address and signature
- Psycho-educational assessment (not older than five years) from a registered psychologist
- Audiology report and audiogram
- Ophthalmological report
- Clinical assessment report from psychologist/psychiatrist
- Neuro-psychological assessment report
- Occupational therapy report
Self-disclosure regarding specific disabilities is the students’ responsibility. If a student believes he/she needs additional services and support, this can be indicated on the NLC registration form or by informing the Admission’s Officer.
Referrals for Access Services can also be made by other college staff, health professionals or community agencies.
Types of disabilities we provide services for may include, but are not limited to:
- Visual impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Physical disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Neurological disabilities
- Chronic health
- Temporary disabling conditions
Access Services forms
Provided are the fillable forms for our access services. If you need assistance in completing any of the forms, please contact your Access Services Coordinator.