Bermuda College Policy on
Students with Disabilities

POLICY
  • Bermuda College will make reasonable efforts to provide an academic environment that is accessible to students with disabilities so that they can benefit from a college experience that recognizes their right to dignity and self-esteem.
  • Every student attending Bermuda College has the right to inform the college as to her or his disability. Only enrolled students who identify themselves can be assured of full protection and support outlined in this document. Failure to provide the college with this information will preclude the student from receiving support.
  • Bermuda College will make reasonable efforts to accommodate students with disabilities.
Types of Disabilities (mild to moderate) include but are not limited to:
  • Learning Disabilities-deficit in processing information (includes dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism (including Asperger Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism)
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mobility Impairment
  • Mental Health Disorder
  • Speech Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Applying to the College and Requesting Services
Applications to the college will be considered if the student discloses the disability on the application form. Students must complete Section 5 which address special needs. The student must contact the Director of the Academic Resource Centre to discuss disability details. Parents are welcome, however, the student must be able to clearly articulate his or her educational goals. All documentation and requests for accommodations will be assessed in order for college acceptance to be considered. Students can be assured that all such information is treated with the strictest of confidentiality. Factors that determine college acceptance and the granting of reasonable accommodations include the following:
  1. Documentation provided by qualified professional accompanies college application.
  2. Student must meet program or course placement score requirements in mathematics and English.
  3. The academic and technical standards required for admission in a college program or course are not substantially altered.
  4. The effects of the disability can be overcome with reasonable accommodations.
  5. The nature and cost of the accommodation must not create an undue financial burden to the college.