mobile navigation An academic strike continues to be in effect at all Ontario Colleges, including Sheridan,  however we are hopeful that the back-to-work legislation will be passed and finalized by Sunday, November 19. Should the legislation pass by November 19, we anticipate welcoming our faculty back to Sheridan on Monday, November 20 to prepare for students to return to classes on Tuesday, November 21. For more information please visit strikeinfo.sheridancollege.ca.

About Us

About Us

Accessible Learning facilitates equitable access for eligible students with disabilities by coordinating appropriate academic accommodations and support services. Accommodation plans 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 continually strive to cultivate a college culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of students. Emphasis is placed on students' ability and independence to empower them to realize their academic potential and personal responsibilities.

PRACTICE AND SERVICE GUIDELINES

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Sheridan believes that all qualified students should have the opportunity to be successful in their college program. We support the student's right and responsibility to self-advocate and encourage the building of independence.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND INFORMATION RELEASE

In accordance with the law, Accessible Learning is committed to ensuring that all information regarding a student's particular disability will be maintained as strictly confidential. Any information that is collected is used for the benefit of the student. 

DISCLOSURE

In order to be eligible to receive any type of accommodation, a student must identify to Accessible Learning staff and provide appropriate and current documentation. All information will be kept confidential unless (a) a student poses a threat to self or others or (b) the law requires the release of information. Even in these situations, a student would be informed and only pertinent information would be communicated.

Accessible Learning staff may consult with colleagues or a supervisor to improve their skills, and to provide a student with the highest quality services possible. Occasionally, Accessible Learning staff are approached by faculty and staff to discuss ways to handle particular information. This is typically done without identifying information in order to protect the student’s privacy.

Notes and records are maintained in our databases and accessed only by authorized staff members. The notes are available to other Accessible Learning staff and Advisors in cases where you may subsequently see a different Advisor to avoid the recounting of your circumstances. Accessible Learning will retain a copy of all information provided for a minimum of ten years after the student's last contact with Sheridan.

All information provided to the Accessible Learning is protected by the College's Privacy and Freedom of Information Policy.