What is Accessibility?

Accessibility is all about how easy it is to use and benefit from something.

For many of us, access to education, employment, and the community are essential to living a fulfilled life. Our ability to engage with, use, participate in, and belong to, the world around us contributes to our confidence and well-being.

Imagine a Fanshawe College where all people are able to go wherever they want to go, do whatever they need to do, and be accepted no matter what their abilities. We do, and we're committed to making it happen as best we can.

Accessibility does not need to be complicated. It simply means making our information, services, and environment available to as many people as possible. To make the same opportunities and benefits available to people of all abilities, we must improve how easy it is for everyone to engage with our programs, supports, technologies, activities and physical spaces.

Accessibility benefits everyone. That's why Fanshawe College has strategies to improve how easy it is for everyone, regardless of abilities or impairments, to use and benefit from our information, services, and environment. We believe in offering a very inclusive environment. It is important for us to ensure that people of all abilities enjoy a premier learning, student life and career preparation experience.

Read Fanshawe's 2014 Accessibility Plan (PDF).

View Fanshawe's latest Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (PDF).

Explore Fanshawe College policies relating to accessibility and accommodation.

Learn more about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Fanshawe's Accessibility resources

Emergency Plan

A personal emergency plan is for individuals who require special considerations in case of emergency.  If you think you need a personal emergency plan please contact emo@fanshawec.ca to develop your plan.

  • Employees, please contact Human Resources.

Click here to view the Fanshawe College Emergency plan (PDF) 

We invite your input!

Fanshawe students and staff are invited to give us their comments and suggestions regarding accessibility. We want to know what you think about how accessible our services are.

Alternative Formats

The information on this website is available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. For assistance, please call 519-452-4282 or contact accessibility@fanshawec.ca.