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Welcome to Accessibility Services!

Accessibility Services (AS) at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) is committed to ensuring equal access to academic pursuits for all students. Institutions of higher learning in Alberta are mandated by the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Duty to Accommodate to provide adequate access to academic services.

NWP strives to ensure a fair, equitable, and accessible environment for students with disabilities or medical conditions that meet the admission requirements of their chosen program. Support services are addressed on an individual basis, while maintaining the academic integrity of the institution.

Note: This guide is Trades-specific. More information for all students can be found on our main guide.

Accessibility Services is a part of the Learning Commons team. The Accessibility Services offices are located at the Grande Prairie Campus in F215.

The Accessibility Services Offices are open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online or by contacting:

(780) 539-2017 or email

Supports Available at NWP

Accessibility Services promotes and coordinates a variety of accommodations on an individual-case basis to make your chosen program workable for you. Supports that are available include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Academic strategy instruction
  • Alternative formats
  • Assistive technologies
  • Exam accommodations
  • Sign language interpretation
  • Volunteer peer note taking
  • Tutoring through the Academic Success Centre

Current students who are seeking academic accommodations are encouraged to contact the Accessibility Services office as soon as possible.

Please be aware there could be a delay in the commencement of services and specialized supports due to availability of resources and medical documentation. An Accessibility Advisor will discuss this in detail during the intake meeting.

To register with AS:

  1. Complete an online intake form at AS Clockwork login
  2. Submit medical documentation by email to
  3. Book an appointment with an Accessibility Advisor by phone 780-539-2017 or email
  4. Meet with an Accessibility Advisor who will determine your accommodation eligibility to receive services and supports

If you are struggling academically and suspect a disability, please contact Accessibility Services for more information on supports that may be available to you.

Letter of Accommodation

Students registered with Accessibility Services will receive a Letter of Accommodation stating their approved academic accommodations at the time of registering and at the start of each semester after confirming the supports required. The letter will be available through Clockwork and emailed at the beginning of the term. Instructors who are listed to teach the course will receive a copy of the Letter of Accommodation so they are aware of the accommodations but they are not informed of any disability information. 

Students are responsible for requesting the use of accommodations within the appropriate time frames set out by Accessibility Services and are encouraged to share their Letter of Accommodation with their instructors to ensure their accessibility needs are met.

Trades Test Booking


Trades students are able to book test and exam accommodations through the online form provided below. Students may not receive test accommodations with less than 3 days' notice provided.

Students click here to submit a Exam Booking Request



Trades instructors are able to submit additional test information after a student submits a request. We will not set up test accommodations without a student test request submitted.  If you are submitting pop quiz information, please contact us directly by email at

Instructors click here to submit additional test information


NOTE: For accommodations during an AIT exam, please contact your AIT office for instructions.

For questions, please contact us at 780-539-2017 or