Axcess Acadia

Inclusive Post Secondary Education

Axcess Acadia is a participatory audit option offered as a collaboration between The School of Education and the Department of Community Development. The program partners with and is funded by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Postsecondary Disability Services. For more information contact the Axcess Acadia Coordinator.

Axcess Acadia was developed to address the need for inclusive post secondary education in the Atlantic Provinces. Axcess Acadia is for students who self identify as having a disability and who do not meet the current admission criteria set by the university for credit study.

Axcess Acadia students can graduate with a certificate of completion in:

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Professional Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies


Program Overview

  • Axcess Acadia students will choose courses in which they are interested and that will relate to individualized learning goals and to potential employment paths.
  • Axcess Acadia students will receive support to engage in the participatory audit of regular classes, to participate in campus activities, and to engage in social activities with their peers.
  • Support will be facilitated and provided by Axcess Acadia staff, peer mentors, and student volunteers.
  • Axcess Acadia students may attend for approximately four years.
  • Maximum program enrollment in any year is five Axcess Acadia students.
  • After Axcess Acadia students have completed a minimum of 2 years of participation and completed their program according to their personalized plans, they will receive a certificate along with a detailed learning transcript.

Axcess Acadia Coordinator
Phone: 902-585-1342
Acadia University School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS  B4P 2R6


Axcess Acadia Faculty Advisors: Dr. Mary Sweatman, Dr. Cynthia Bruce