Faculty Awareness and Training in the Post-Secondary Community: An Annotated Bibliography

Niagara College

Welland, Ontario

Students with Disabilities (1998)

Faculty Guide

This 23-page guide opens by discussing Niagara College's philosophy of accommodation. The author discusses admission requirements, accommodations, myths of disability, and the services offered at the Centre for Students with Disabilities.

The largest section in the book focuses on suggestions to faculty for teaching students with disabilities. One or two pages are dedicated to explaining the needs of students with the following disabilities:

  • Learning Disabilities.
  • Visual Disabilities.
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
  • Psychiatric Disabilities.
  • Speech Impairments.
  • Physical Disabilities including:

    Back Injury
    Cerebral Palsy
    Closed Head Injury
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Muscular Dystrophy
    Repetitive Strain Syndrome
    Respiratory Problems
    Seizure Disorders

The content of these pages provides answers to the following questions:

  • What preparation should be made early in the semester and during the semester for the student with a disability?
  • How should examinations and evaluations be administered?
  • How should mobility issues be handled on and off campus?
  • What teaching strategies are most effective when working with students who have disabilities?

The guide closes by discussing non-discriminatory language that is preferred by students with disabilities.

Evacuation Procedures for Students with Disabilities


This safety pamphlet is a map of Niagara campus and all of its emergency exits. It explains the professor's responsibilities if there are disabled students in the classroom when an evacuation occurs.

Centre for Students with Disabilities


This pamphlet informs the students and professors of services, assistive devices and accommodations that are available at the disability centre at Niagara College.

Gilles Prescott
Centre for Students with Disabilities
Niagara College, Welland Campus
300 Woodlawn Rd
P.O. Box 1005
Welland, Ontario L3B 5S2
Phone: 905-735-2211 Ext. 7602
TTY: 905-736-6008
Fax: 905-736-6008
Web site:

Jacquie Calabretta
Glendale Campus, Niagara College
135 Taylor Road RR4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Phone: 905-641-2252 ext. 4409
TTY: 905-988-4302
Fax: 905-988-4302