Able @ Dal orientation

Orientation for students with disabilities


Able@Dal Orientation - Friday, September 1, 2023. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time). 

Location: Mona Campbell Building (Rooms 1107 and 1108)

Able@Dal is an Orientation program specifically designed for first-year Dalhousie and King's students who are receiving academic accommodations due to a disability or medical condition.

Led by staff, faculty and students, Able@Dal focuses on skill development and learning strategies that are essential to your success as a student. Students are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Benefits include:

  • Hearing first-hand from students about what it means to be a student with accommodations.
  • Developing a better understanding of accommodations at Dalhousie and King's and how to ask for support.
  • Hearing first-hand from professors on classroom expectations and ways to be successful.
  • Learning how to request and use your accommodations and different supports on campus.
  • Meeting your Access Advisor and the rest of the Student Accessibility Centre Team.

More Able@Dal Events:

(NOTE: Microsoft Teams access link will be sent closer to event date)

Friends and Family Session - August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Synchronous online event.

This event is for students' parents/family to learn more about our services and how to support their student as they start classes.

Registration is now open.

Assistive Technology Session - August 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Synchronous online event.

In this session we will review the assistive technologies that are designed to reduce or remove barriers to students' learning.

Speakers: Alyson Young, Abby Smith, and Maria McNeil

Registration is now open.

Writing Centre Support - August 31 at 1:00 p.m.

Synchronous online event.

In this session we will share details about the services and supports the Writing Centre offers with a focus on note-taking best practices.

Speaker: Kala Clarke, Writing Advisor

Regisration is now open.

Able@Dal on the Agricultural Campus (Truro) 

Agricultural Campus students can register for this event by contacting Visit the Truro campus website for more details.