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What Students Need to Know?

Where do I go to make an appointment with my Accessible Learning  Advisor?

To make an appointment with your AL Advisor please go to the Accessible Learning at your campus (B104 at Trafalgar Campus,  B230 at Davis Campus, A247 at Hazel McCallion Campus 

What is the purpose of the Accommodation Form?

The Accommodation Form is a document that outlines your educational accommodation needs. In order to notify your faculty of your accommodations you need to contact your Advisor at the beginning of each semester to have the forms sent to your instructors. Once these forms have been sent out, students are advised to discuss their accommodations with each of their instructors.  

Where do I pick up my Accommodation Form?

The Accommodation Form will be emailed directly to yourself and your faculty upon your request. 

How do I book tests and exams that are to be written in Accessible Learning?

For students at the Davis, Trafalgar or HMC campuses, tests are completed with the Assessment Centre. To schedule tests with accommodations book an appointment online at least 7 days in advance of the test date, complete the student section of the Sheridan Assessment Centre Exam Request Form, and provide this form to your instructor.

If you schedule a test for a time other than the class time, you must negotiate this with your instructor and have your instructor approve this change.

How do I arrange for taped textbooks/alternatives to print materials?

Textbooks in alternative format will be discussed with your AL Advisor during the intake appointment. You will be referred to the Assistive Technologist who will provide you with alternative text request forms. It is important that the request forms be completed as soon as possible, as it can take up to eight weeks for a request to be processed. In order to complete the form you will need the following information: book title, author’s name, publisher and date of publication, edition number, chapters required, number of pages, ISBN, class name, teacher’s name and a copy of the receipt. 

How do I arrange for a note taker?

Most students prefer to select their own note taker and identify someone from their classes on their own. Some students will request instructors’ assistance. If you have trouble finding a note taker, notify Accessible Learning, which will contact your instructors on your behalf.  You may find it advantageous to have a second person as a back up.  Note takers can take advantage of the Co-Curricular Record and be recognized for participation in activities that enhance student learning and personal growth.

What if I’m having difficulty arranging accommodations, or things are not going well for me?

Make an appointment to see your AL Advisor as soon as possible. If you have an academic issue, you may be best to make an appointment with your Program Co-ordinator or Academic Advisor.

How often should I see my Accessible Learning Advisor?

You need to contact you AL Advisor at the start of each term to request that your Accommodation Forms go to your new instructors.  We encourage you to be your own advocate, but feel free to follow up and let your AL Advisor know how things are going.

What are my responsibilities as a student?

  • To meet with my Accessible Learning  Advisor prior to, or at the beginning of each academic term.
  • To provide my Advisor with relevant documentation.
  • To meet with individual instructors to discuss my specific needs at the beginning of each term.
  • To provide instructors with Accommodation letters or reference Accommodation letter sent via email by Accessible Learning Advisor.
  • To book my tests at least seven days in advance of the test date.
  • To notify my Accessible Learning Advisor if I drop a course.