Let’s Get Accessible: Accessibility Services at Fanshawe

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Accessibility on Fanshawe's Campus

Fanshawe’s Accessibility Services are upping their game, as September comes to a close.

Accessibility services help students with disabilities navigate through their academic experience. These can range from mental illness to physical injury. The services are also catered to students with high stress and anxiety. Students can see some physical changes on campus, like new Braille signs in front of classrooms and washrooms.

According to Accessibility Counsellor, Shelley Sinclair, it is important that students reach out as early as possible. Fanshawe’s new Early Identification Form encourages students to seek support from the start of their year, while speeding up the student registration process online. Shelley is also the coordinator of Accessibility Services on campus.

A key aspect of these services are their test centres, which allow students using these services to work in private computer labs and rooms. The centres have many useful tools to help facilitate the best learning experience, such as accessible keyboards with larger fonts. Fanshawe’s Accessibility Services works strongly in accordance to the AODA or Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which enforces guidelines for accessibility across the province.

You can visit these services in London’s Main Campus in Room F2010. You can also reach them by phone or via email at accessibility@fanshawe.ca.

 

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