Students must provide appropriate documentation in order to receive services and accommodations. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) engages in an interactive process with each student in order to determine eligibility for accommodations.
In determining student’s disability status, the University is guided by the federal definition of “disability” which describes an individual with a disability as someone who has:
- A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities of such individual
- A record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment
To be considered credible, disability documentation must:
- Come from a qualified practitioner that attests to the existence of a disability.
- Discuss the impact of the alleged disability on academic performance and related competencies.
- Provide recommendations for equal access and/or compensatory measures, commonly referred to as accommodations.
Information contained in disability documentation is used by postsecondary disability service providers to determine eligibility of disability status as well as individualized academic accommodations and services.