Services & Support

The Student Accessibility Centre provides access to a variety of on-campus services and support to UNB Students with documented visible and invisible disabilities. 

Please note: The Centre supports students enrolled in on-line courses with the review of medical documentation, the approval of appropriate accommodations, notification to instructors of the approved accommodations, and assistance with grant funding applications. Peer Mentoring and Learning Strategist services are not available to students only registered in on-line courses.

The following services are provided on campus for UNB students. 

  • Guidance, support, advocacy and advice from staff
  • Arrangements for instructional, classroom, and test/examination accommodations
  • Learning strategist support
  • Assistance with Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities applications (for qualifying students)
  • Transition and mentoring support 
  • Referrals to on-campus or community-based services such as counselling, psychological assessment services, writing/study skills, financial aid or health services
  • Collaboration and consultation with faculty, staff, and students about disability-related issues
  • Access to assistive technology software and equipment

The Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) does not provide the following services or resources:

  • Academic advising
  • Proofreading of assignments
  • Psychological or medical assessments
  • General Student Loan and financial advising
  • Exam accommodation for students without documented disability or accessibility needs
  • Exam accommodation for English Second Language students

Appointment to Register

Registration closes approximately 2 weeks prior to the end of classes each term.  See important dates.  New students are encouraged to register early, and before the start of the term. The centre is open year round, including May – August.

Contact SAC during regular business hours to set up an appointment time by calling 1-506-453-3515 or e-mailing unbds@unb.ca.

1st year and new to UNBF students may request an early orientation session to help ease their jitters and get a jumpstart on their transition to university life.  Contact the Centre to make arrangements.

Students are encouraged to contact the centre to book an appointment with the Learning Strategist. The learning strategist works with individual students or small groups to: Develop general approaches to course work (time management, assigned readings, note-taking, written assignments, etc.);Develop specific strategies for addressing individual learning needs; Evaluate the effectiveness or success of a particular strategy; Make appropriate adjustments for achieving specific goals.

We look forward to serving you!

Ongoing Communication, Follow-up with Registered Students

Returning students are asked to contact the Student Accessibility Centre at the beginning of each academic term to discuss their needs for the upcoming school year.

Accessibility on Campus

UNB is committed to providing accessible spaces and services on campus.  Improvements to campus accessibility are made on a priority basis and in consultation with stakeholders. To identify accessible parking, accessible entrances, and accessible washrooms on campus please visit the campus map.