This site has been developed by the Anglophone postsecondary institutions of New Brunswick, Canada indicated by the logos below. The intended audience is postsecondary education faculty and accessibility/disability support staff, tutors, and mentors, primarily in New Brunswick, but the site is open to all audiences. It is based on a similar French-language course developed by the Université de Moncton.

A Note on Terms:

Some may prefer to use such terms as "exceptionalities," "other enabled," "learning difference" or "students with special needs" in place of the term "disability" as in "students with disabilities." However, in most Student Accessibility Centres and Disability Services Offices in postsecondary institutions across Canada, the term "disability" is used because that is the language most commonly used in North America by:

  1. Professionals who specialize in identifying mental and physical disabilities.
  2. Frequently cited diagnostic manuals (e.g., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
  3. Funding agencies that provide financial support to postsecondary students with disabilities (e.g., Canada Study Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities).
  4. Professional associations that inform and educate the public on disability-related issues (e.g., Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick, National Education Association of Disabled Students).

Accessibility Display Settings

You can use the Accessibility Settings tab available at the top right of any page to change the colour of text and background, and font type on all pages to pre-sets that are settings recommended by the Web Accessibility Guide. To enlarge text, simply press the Control key while turning the scroll wheel of your computer mouse, or use the two-finger sliding motion to zoom in or out on your mobile device.

Feedback about this course may be emailed to bbramble@unb.ca

Course Development Partners:

Mount Allison University, NBCC, NBCCD UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, St Thomas University