Student Resources & Forms
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a variety of services to support your academic success. Please contact us if you wish to discuss your needs or request the appropriate services.
SAS obtains or creates alternate formats of textbooks and course materials for students with print disabilities. Individual student needs and preferences are taken into account when determining appropriate formats. Alternate formats include:
- Electronic formats
- Large print
- Coloured paper
If you require alternate format materials, submit an online request as soon as possible to ensure you receive your materials in a timely manner. You will be required to submit copies of your receipts along with your request demonstrate proof of purchase.
Requests may take up to one week to process. Students will receive their requested materials via a secure OneDrive link sent to their BU student email.
Submit Alternate Format Request
Read&Write is a literacy support toolbar that offers assistance with tasks such as reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, online research and proofreading written work. The software and corresponding web extensions are available for download on personal devices and can be found on all campus lab computers.
Available free of charge for all Brandon University students, staff and faculty.
Glean for Education
SAS uses Glean for Education for audio note taking support. Glean for Education is a web-based program that compatible with in-class recording as well video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. With the ability to create notes, audio recording, study cards, and task lists within one platform, Glean provides students with holistic support for effective note taking and studying.
Available on a cost-recovery basis for students registered with SAS.
Funding & Scholarships Opportunities
Manitoba Student Aid
The Manitoba Student Aid program provides loans, grants and bursaries to Manitoban who need help paying for school. Students do not have to make payments or pay interest on loans while a full-time student. For more information and the application process, check out the Manitoba Student Aid website.
Students with Disabilities
If you have a Manitoba Student Aid-verified disability, you are eligible for the same loans, grants and bursaries as other full-time and part-time students. However, you may also be eligible for grants that take into account your disability.
- Canada Student Grant for Students with Disabilities (CSG-D)
- Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment-Students with Disabilities (CSG-DSE)
These grants have recently been expanded to include students with disabilities with persistent or prolonged disabilities.
Permanent Disability is any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment – or a functional limitation – that:
- Restricts your ability to perform the daily activities necessary to pursue studies at a post-secondary school level or participate in the labour force, and;
- Is expected to remain with you for your expected life.
Persistent or Prolonged Disability is any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment – or a functional limitation – that:
- Restricts your ability to perform the daily activities necessary to pursue studies at a post-secondary school level or to participate in the labour force, and;
- Has lasted, or is expected to last, for a period of at least 12 months and is not a permanent disability.
For more information visit the Manitoba Student Aid website.
You will need to schedule an appointment with the SAS Coordinator to complete the Canada Student Grant Equipment and Services request form.
Test/Exam Accommodations for In-Person Classes
Students with test/exams accommodations must submit an online request form to ensure space in the SAS Test Centre. When booking, consider the following:
- SAS requires a minimum of five days advanced notice for booking. You will receive an email from Student Accessibility Services within 2-3 business day to confirm your booking. Check your “Junk Mail” and “Other” folders for the email notification. Late requests will be denied and students will be required to write in class.
- All tests/exams are expected to be written at the same time as the rest of the class. If you require an alternate start time, changes must be approved by the professor in advance.
- Notify SAS of any changes or deletions to your bookings by emailing the SAS Test Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Failure to show up for booked test/exams will result in a $15.00 administrative fee on your student account.
- It is your responsibility to remind your professors two days before each test/exam that you will be writing in the SAS Test Centre.
The SAS Test Centre is located in Room 106, A.E. McKenzie Building. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for scheduled tests.
Test/Exam Accommodations for Online Classes
Tests/exams for online classes will be accommodated by the professor. It is your responsibility to speak with your professors in advance of tests/exams to discuss your accommodation needs.
One-on-one tutoring is available for students registered with SAS.
Funding for tutoring is available through outside sources, including the Canada Student Grant for Students with Disabilities (CSG) and Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD). Students without funding will be responsible for paying SAS at the end of each academic year for the full amount of tutoring services used.
To access tutoring, please submit an online request. Tutoring services are subject to the availability of a qualified tutor. You will be notified via your BU student email when a tutor is found.
Policies & Procedures
- Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Policy
- Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities Procedure
For a complete list of Brandon University’s Accessibility Policies and Procedures please see the Accessibility Hub page.