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Activate Accommodations

Once you meet with an accommodation consultant to create an interim or ongoing accommodation plan, you can proceed with activating your accommodations through Accessible Learning Online.

The purpose of activating accommodations is for you to indicate which specific accommodations you require access to in each particular course. 

How to Activate Accommodations

Review the step-by-step instructions below, or view our video tutorial on Requesting and Activating Accommodations in Accessible Learning Online

Step One

Log in to your Accessible Learning Online profile using your Laurier username and password.

Step Two

Annual ALC consent form confirmation: If you have not submitted your form, you will be asked to do so when you log in.

Step Three

Review "Your To Do List" on your ALC profile overview. Items that require your attention are displayed on this page. Once you've cleared your "to do" list, you can start selecting your accommodations.

Step Four

Scroll to "Step 1: Select Class(es)" under the heading "Select Accommodations for Your Class" and select the checkbox of the class you would like to request accommodations for. Note: Only courses you are registered in will appear (i.e. you cannot request accommodations for waitlisted courses).

Choose "Step 2 – Continue to Customize Your Accommodations" to continue.

Step Five

Select the accommodations you wish to access for each course. Consider the format of the course before requesting an accommodation (e.g. the ALC does not provide note takers for online courses).

Choose "Submit Your Accommodation Requests" to submit your request. The ALC will send the Faculty Notification Letter with your accommodation needs to your instructor.

Step Six

If you have successfully completed your ALC registration, your screen will display a "System Update is Successful!" message. Note: This does not mean that you have booked your exams.


After you activate your accommodations, an email is sent to your course instructors to notify them of:

  • Your registration with the ALC.
  • The accommodation you require access to for their course.