The New Brunswick College of Craft & Design acknowledges that the fundamental requirement for successful inclusion of students with disabilities is recognizing that they are individuals with rights and responsibilities equal to those of other students.
The College will make every effort, where feasible, to be accessible to, and include persons with disabilities (mobility impairment, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, blind/visual impairment, other disabilities). Our goal is to ensure that each student, regardless of the disability, has the opportunity to access appropriate and viable training opportunities in the visual arts. If you are a person with a disability with specific needs, we encourage you to share any appropriate information with us as we aim to work with you on lessening possible barriers wish can affect your full participation in college activities.
The information you provide will be confidential and treated in accordance with the New Brunswick Protection of Personal Information act.
Barriers to Access
Our goal as a College is to encourage, create, and maintain a barrier-free environment insofar as its finances and resources allow. Barriers to access may be architectural, psychological, or systematic, but are not limited to those three types.
Our College is responsible to provide, upon request from students with disabilities, reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations. Factors such as maintenance of academic standards, public or personal safety, and financial constraints will come into consideration under those circumstances.
In the same way, the College is responsible to provide reasonable and appropriate service accommodations.
Our College informs its staff, prospective applicants, students, and the community about the services available to students with disabilities.
Our College also makes sure that its employees and all committee members in contact with students having disabilities are well informed about the policy and the needs of the individuals with disabilities.
Any type of mental or physical disability as defined in the New Brunswick Human Rights Code. Most disabilities could be grouped under the following general categories and the examples given are not intended to be an exhaustive list:
Physical and/or Mobility Disabilities:
For Example: Paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputations, chronic back pain, and other various neuromuscular conditions that limit personal mobility and/or endurance ad may require the use of mobility aids such as wheelchairs, braces, canes, etc.
For Example: Dyslexia, dysorthography, dyscalculia, etc.
For Example: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, etc. Some of these conditions can be chronic or episodic in nature.
Blind or Visually Impaired:
There can be a range of vision problems from total blindness to various degrees of vision problems.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
For Example: Deaf or able to hear with the use of a hearing aid, an FM system, a cochlear implant, etc.
Other Chronic Disabilities:
For Example: Intellectual disability, attention deficit disorder, brain injury, Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, diabetes, speech impediments, alcohol and drug addition, etc.
Please make us aware of your disability-related needs as soon as possible by contacting the College Admissions Service (CAS) at 1-800-376-5353. This can be done by completing the reverse side to the College Application Form. Your information will be confidential in accordance with the New Brunswick Protection of Personal Information Act.
The College Admissions Service (CAS) will communicate with your campus in order to set up reasonable and appropriate academic and service accommodations. It is important that you disclose your disability-related needs before registration, so your campus can help you achieve the skills you need, barrier-free, in a timely manner. For additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar, Nancy Beaulieu at (506) 453-6491, toll free at 1-877-400-1107 or by email at Nancy Beaulieu.