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

Deaf Culture, Teaching and Learning- Resources and information for Professors and Community Members


You can access the following modules on Fanshawelearns:

  • AODA - Information and Collunication Standards
  • AODA - General Requirements
  • AODA -  Accessibility Training for Educators
  • AODA - Customer Service Standard
  • AODA - The Code and AODA

Accessibility Resources

Accommodating Students-Faculty Reference Guide

Accessibility: Our Commitment

Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat DC on LinkedIn Learning

Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents on LinkedIn Learning


National Centre on Universal Design for Learning

Web Accessibility in Mind