Disability is defined by the ADA as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities, a record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.”
In addition, specific medical conditions may qualify under the definition of disability for the purpose of receiving academic accommodations.
- You must register with Accessibility Services by completing the Accessibility Services Request Form and supply appropriate documentation outlining the nature of the disability or condition and recommendations for academic accommodation. You may use the Release of Documentation Form to obtain appropriate documentation.
- In an on-going interactive, collaborative process, you will work with an Accessibility Coordinator to determine the reasonable academic accommodations for which you are eligible, how and when they will be provided, and who is responsible for providing them.
- An Accessibility Coordinator compiles the approved academic accommodations into a Notice of Accommodation (NOA) and distributes it electronically to your instructors each semester.
- You are encouraged to discuss the accommodations that pertain to each course with that instructor.
- If you need to make changes or adjustments, you must contact an Accessibility Coordinator.
In order to request accommodations for a documented disability or condition, please contact Accessibility Services.
Included below is a list of resources that you might find helpful in understanding and navigating Accessibility Services: