About Accessible Learning at Sheridan
Accessible Learning (AL) is responsible for providing academic accommodation planning for students with disabilities to ensure barrier-free access to education.
Accommodation planning and services are tailored to correspond with the disability-related needs of each student and are determined based on the documentation provided and program-specific requirements.
We aim to create a college culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of students. We work collaboratively with students to identify their strengths and empower them to realize their academic and personal potential.
Accessible Learning staff are responsible for:
- Determining appropriate accommodations
- Supporting the student to use services appropriately
- Serving as a resource to students and faculty
- Facilitating and supporting collegial discussions between the student and faculty regarding appropriate accommodations
If you are a student with a disability and require academic accommodation, register with Accessible Learning at your home campus.
What are Academic Accommodations?
Accommodation in the educational setting refers to a planned variation to the method of curriculum delivery or assessment of the core content of a course or program to provide a student equal opportunity to meet the essential academic requirements. Academic accommodation for students with disabilities is a shared responsibility between all applicable parties.
Academic Accommodation Guidelines:
To learn more about accessibility at Sheridan, you can read about how we strive to promote equity and inclusivity for people with disabilities, access information on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), read our Academic Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities, learn about the Academic Accommodation Procedure for Students with Disabilities, and other accessibility resources.
How to register with Accessible Learning
Applicants and students with a confirmed or suspected disability should contact AL to initiate the academic accommodation process as soon as possible following their acceptance of admission. Early registration with AL is strongly encouraged as some academic accommodations take longer to implement than others. AL Advisors work with students to determine appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations based on a review of disability documentation and student self-report.
Students who are currently enrolled or have received an offer of admission to Sheridan can find more information about how to register with AL on Sheridan Central.
If you have a disability and are not currently registered with AL but would like to be, you can contact AL by:
Phone: Please leave a voicemail and we will return your phone call within one business day
- Davis Campus: 905-459-7533, x5400
- Hazel McCallion Campus: 905-459-7533, x5400
- Trafalgar Road Campus: 905-845-9430, x5400
Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
Phone: 905-845-9430, x8196
Davis Campus (Brampton)
Phone: 905-459-7533, x5168
Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga)
Phone: 905-845-9430, x5737