Alternate Format Services for Students with Print Disabilities

Services to Post-Secondary Students attending Manitoba's Colleges and Universities

The Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development Division allocates funds to the province's public post-secondary institutions, comprising the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, Red River College, Assiniboine Community College, University College of the North, and Université de Saint-Boniface which includes École technique et professionnelle. The Division also provides grants to the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, the Canadian Mennonite University and to private religious institutions in Manitoba – Steinbach Bible College, Providence University College and Seminary, and Booth University College.

Post-Secondary students who are registered at any of the above institutions and have a documented perceptual disability are eligible to receive their required textbooks in the alternate format they require (braille, large print, e-text or audio).

Students, special needs coordinators and instructors from the colleges and universities work with the Administrator of Post-Secondary Alternate Form Textbooks to ensure student learning needs are met without compromising the nature and content of the text.

Students must register with the accessibility officer at their institution, who will then contact the Administrator Post-Secondary Alternate Format Textbooks, to facilitate the acquisition and delivery of their required materials.


Links for Post-Secondary Students

Manitoba Education and Training, Post-Secondary Education

Canadian Virtual University

Manitoba Student Aid

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

National Educational Association of Disabled Students

University of Manitoba, Accessibility Services

University of Winnipeg, Accessibility Services

Red River College, Accessibility Services

Brandon University, Accessibility Services

Assiniboine Community College, Accessibility Services