About Us

SAS provides support and advocacy for students with disabilities, such as: hearing, injury-related, learning, mental health, medical, physical, visual or temporary disabilities. We act as a liaison between students, faculty, staff and service agencies.

SAS upholds the Manitoba Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Manitobans Act and the University of Manitoba's Accessibility Policy.


Our Mission

Equal Access for All...

Student Accessibility Services creates equal access for students with disabilities at the University of Manitoba by:

  • Providing supports and programs that recognize our diverse student enviroment;
  • Promoting partnerships between students, staff, and faculty;
  • Educating the university community about accessibility.

The University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy


Our Staff

Welcome

To book an appointment or for general inquiries:

Fort Garry Campus (Main office)
520 University Centre
Phone: 204-474-7423
Fax: 204-474-7567
student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca

Bannatyne Campus
S211 Medical Services Building
Phone: 204-474-7423
student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca

To ask a test/exam related question:

SAS Exam Centre
155 University Centre
Phone: 204-474-6213
Fax: 204-261-7732
sasexams@umanitoba.ca

To ask about assistive technology or alternate formats:

SAS Assistive Technology Lab
335 University Centre
Phone: 204-391-4452
Fax: 204-474-7567
student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca


Note-Taking Program

Note-takers are hired as casual staff to offer in-class note-taking services to students who are unable to take notes due to disability related reason. Applications are accepted year round.

Academic Assistant/Attendant

Attendants are hired as casual staff and provide students with assistance on campus, especially in the classroom. They help ensure assignments, tests and deadlines are understood by the student. In most cases, Attendants will go to class with students, meet beforehand to go over needs for upcoming class, help decipher pertinent information from lectures and discussions and often meet with students afterwards to review course notes and upcoming deadlines. Attendants will also assist with interaction between professor and the student. Applications are accepted year round.

Transcriptionists

Transcriptionists are hired as casual staff to offer in-class transcription services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Transcriptionists are responsible for typing all spoken communication in the classroom using a laptop computer or other device so that the student using the service can read the lecture as it happens in real time. Applications are accepted year round, with the bulk of work being available in the fall and winter terms.

Transcription Program

Transcriptionists are hired as casual staff to offer in-class computerized note-taking services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Applications are accepted year round.

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