All employees of Fanshawe College, including full and part-time faculty, support staff, administrators and contractors, and those who interact on Fanshawe's behalf, are required by law to complete accessibility training.


A recent directive from the Ontario Human Rights Commission has resulted in changes to how the College responds to requests for mental health accommodations.

Of significance to faculty is that students may request interim accommodation for mental health disabilities pending receipt of medical documentation, and may request retroactive accommodations after a deadline, test or course completion. Retroactive accommodations must now be meaningfully considered. An additional change in process is that professors can henceforth receive accommodation forms directly from students or from their accessibility counsellors.


More information as well as resources to support faculty is available on this page and on FOL.

Frequently Asked Questions OHRC Directive-Accomodating Students

Interim Accomodation Request Process

Terms of Reference - Advisory Group for Student Accomodations

You can access the following modules on FOL:

  • AODA Accessibility Training for Educators
  • AODA-Integrated Accessibilty Standards Regulation (IASR)
  • Customer Service Standards

Accessibility Resources

Accommodating Students-Faculty Reference Guide

AODA at Fanshawe

Accessibility: Our Commitment

Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat DC on

Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents on


National Centre on Universal Design for Learning

Web Accessibility in Mind

Campus Mental Health Innovation Resources