Accessible Learning Services

Accessible Learning Services are available to support by phone or email, see below for contact information.

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students.

NIC staff are available to provide support services, including assistance with registration and admissions, agency and faculty liaison, information on permanent disability grant funding and education planning.

Accommodations are also available to help students meet the learning outcomes of a course. These may include access to adaptive technology, interpreting and captioning services, note taking, tutoring and physical access.

I believe in myself now. I used to believe I just couldn't do school at all, but I came to college and found there's a lot of resources to teach me a different way to learn. Don't give up – it's worth it.
Michael Jewers
NIC student


Students with a documented disability may be able to access a range of supports and learning accommodations. To access services, students must:

  • Meet entry requirements and on-going academic standards
  • Provide acceptable documentation to NIC
  • Identify themselves to Accessible Learning Services at the time of acceptance

Getting Started and Timelines

Once you’re accepted to NIC, contact Accessible Learning Services. You’ll meet with a faculty member in Accessible Learning Services to determine your individual accommodations.

Please note that some accommodations, such as access to adaptive technology, may take longer to organize. Please contact us at least eight months in advance to request these services.

Accommodated Exams

For students who have met with the Department of Accessible Learning Services and have approved exam accommodations:

  • Please complete the exam accommodation form, save and email it to your DALS contact.
  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • A paper and pencil version of this form is also available at your DALS office.

Contact Us

Accessible Learning Services staff are here to help. Contact us for information on how we can help you.

Campbell River

Roslyn Gaetz

Comox Valley

Niki Baird
Wendy Harris

Port Alberni

Janis Almond

Port Hardy

Roslyn Gaetz