The Program for Students with Disabilities, now The Tramble Rooms - Centre for Accessible Learning, was established in 1989 by Mary Ellen Clancy. Our staff welcomes students with documented disabilities and offers them a student-centered program of support. Working with our knowledgeable staff students with disabilities become effective self-advocates and active participants in the StFX community and beyond. Many students in our program assume leadership roles in their classes, residences or campus societies, and many have gone on to successful careers in teaching, law, business, social work, fitness, and computer technology.
The Tramble Rooms are both a work place and a drop in centre for the Program for Students with Disabilities / Accessible Learning at StFX. Located on the fourth floor of the Students' Union Building, 421 Bloomfield Centre, new and returning students come here to meet with Program staff and to receive help with program planning, study skills, time management, tutoring, exam accommodations, audio texts, adaptive technology and disability grant applications. Two assistive technology stations equipped with high speed scanners, Kurzweil, Word Q Speak Q, Inspirations and Dragon Naturally Speaking are available for student use.
The Tramble Rooms are named in honor of Judge Donnie Tramble, an alumnus of StFX, whose life inspired his classmates to create an endowment fund to support students with disabilities.