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Physical and Sensory Disabilities

The University requests that students submit documentation to determine their eligibility for classroom accommodations. These guidelines are provided to assist the student in obtaining complete and accurate documentation. All documentation is confidential and will be secured in the office of disability support services. 

Guidelines

  1. The documents should include a medical diagnosis of the disability/condition.
  2. The diagnosis should be made by an appropriate medical provider or specialist in the specific field of disability. The evaluator’s name, title and professional credentials and affiliations should be included in the documents.
  3. The documentation should include the following information:
    • Duration of the disability: Is the disability temporary or permanent? If temporary, an estimate of how long the condition will persist.
    • Stability of the disability: Is the disability stable, progressive or fluctuating?
    • Impact of the disability or medication on academic functions such as the ability to concentrate, ability to attend classes regularly, stamina, mobility, etc.
  4. Recommendations for academic accommodations will be based on specific symptoms of the disability. The documentation must reflect the current status of the disability. If the documentation does not reflect the current status, students may be required to submit updated information and/or documentation.