Providing an Accessible Education Environment
Assiniboine Community College remains dedicated to providing an educational environment that is accessible, inclusive and equitable for all students, staff and the communities we serve. Prospective and current students should visit our Accessibility & Disability page to learn more about supports available at Assiniboine.
Accessibility at Assiniboine
At Assiniboine Community College we are committed to providing equal access and creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community. We strive to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full and equitable access to our information, resources, and physical spaces. We believe that accessibility is not just a legal requirement but also a fundamental aspect of fostering diversity and promoting the success of all our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
At Assiniboine, we are committed to and responsible for:
- Identifying, preventing and removing barriers
- Assessing our Policies, Programs and Services
- Continuous improvement across the college
Learn more about our recent efforts in our Accessibility Plan update:
The Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication
The Manitoba government’s Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication is now law in Manitoba. Starting May 1, 2024, all educational institutions and libraries are required to provide information and communication that is accessible to all Manitobans.
Accessible formats include, but are not limited to, large print, recorded audio, electronic formats and braille. Communication supports include, but are not limited to, captioning, plain language, sign language and alternative and augmentative communication supports.
|The Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication
|We inform our employees, students, applicants, potential applicants and their parents and guardians that information and educational materials are available through a communication support or accessible format on request.
|We consult with the person requesting accessible information or educational materials to identify the support or format that would remove the barrier.
|We provide information, including educational materials, requested in alternate formats or through communication supports in a timely manner and do not impose a cost or fee that would not be imposed on a person who did not make a request.
|We provide comparable educational materials when a specific material cannot be provided, using the identified accessible format or support.
|We ensure web content that is required to access our goods and services, and all newly published web content, meets or exceeds WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines.
|We ensure that new and updated web applications meet or exceed WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines.
|We welcome and respond promptly to feedback we receive on the accessibility of our information, communication and educational materials. We document the actions we take to respond to the feedback we receive, and we make that information available on request.
|We provide the required training on accessible information and communication to employees, agents, volunteers, educators and any person who develops or maintains our web content, purchases or procures information technology or communication tools, develops or implements our accessible information and communication policies and practices, or provides information to the public or to other organizations in Manitoba.
|We keep a written record of accessibility and training policies, including a summary of our training materials and when our training is offered. We let the public know that our accessibility and training policies are available on request.
We value your opinion on our efforts, and welcome feedback in various forms, including in-person, written, electronic, or through other methods of communication. Share your experiences and suggestions through our online Form or by emailing us at email@example.com. You can also request information or alternative accessible formats. We strive to acknowledge your feedback and provide a response within 2 business days.
For more information about accessibility at Assiniboine Community College, please contact us at:
Accessibility & Disability Services, Assiniboine Community Collegeaccessibility@assiniboine.net1035 1st Street North MICA, Room 236 Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2Y1 725.8700 ext. 6052 | Toll free 800.862.6307