Accessibility & Tutoring Services
MHC is committed to ensuring that each student is afforded an academic environment developed on the principles of equality, respect for individual differences and academic integrity. Within the resources available, the college endeavours to provide educational opportunities for post-secondary education students with disabilities.
- Students with learning disabilities
- Students with ADD/ADHD
- Students who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
- Students with physical disabilities
- Students with medical disabilities
- Students with psychiatric disabilities
- Students who are blind or partially sighted
- Exam accommodations
- Alternate format of printed materials
- Oral exams
- Preferential seating
- Reduced course load
- Use of assistive technology
Students who have a disability may be eligible for support through Accessibility Services. Support may include exam accommodations, note-takers, reduced course load and more.
Please contact the Accessibility Services Office at 403.529.3824 to make an appointment, preferably three months prior to start of your program. 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.
Students who are registered with Accessibility Services and need intensive and timely support have access to accessibility tutoring. Our tutor can help students with a variety of courses and subjects, such as math, physics, humanities and trades.
Did you know, all MHC students, faculty and staff have free access to Read & Write. This literacy support tool can help with everyday tasks like reading out loud, writing, researching assignments and proofing written work.
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)
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.
Policy SD-05 and its related procedures (PR-SD-05-01) are available through the college’s policy webpage.
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 3 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
General Human Rights and Awareness