Registering with Disability Resources

Students may be eligible to use accommodations and services offered by Disability Resources after following the following steps:

Step 1:

Book an appointment with a Disability Resources Coordinator (DRC). If you have appropriate documentation, bring it to the meeting. The DRC will review your documentation and recommend appropriate accommodations and/or services.  

Documentation must be written by a professional with expertise in the area of the specific disability. It must describe the current impact of the disability and recommend accommodations appropriate for post-secondary studies. Please check our documentation guidelines under the "Eligibility" tab. 

Step 2:

Discuss your needs with the DRC.  Arranging accommodations and/or services and obtaining proper funding can be a timely process.  Please contact Disability Resources 3 to 4 months prior to your program start date. 

Step 3:

The DRC recommends appropriate classroom, examination or other accommodations. If you require classroom or examination accommodations, the DRC makes the recommendations in a Letter of Introduction.  This letter will be sent, with the student's permission, to the instructors and Testing Services.  This letter does not reveal the nature of your disability.  If you require assistive technology, the DRC will make a referral to one of RDC's Accessibility Consultants and will assist you with booking an appointment.  If you require examination accommodations, you will be responsible for booking your exams with Testing Services.

Step 4:

Once a year, your DRC will contact you to see if you would like to continue using your accommodations.  It is your responsibility to reply via email or telephone and give permission for your Letter of Introduction to be sent out. 

Disability Resources
Room 1006 | Library Information Common | RDC
t: 403.357.3629 | e: disabilityservices [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca