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An individual with a disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as “a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.”
Students with diagnosed alcohol or drug abuse qualify for services only when not actively engaged in the use of those substances. Individuals with temporary injuries or impairments (e.g. broken arm) should discuss course modifications directly with their instructor.
In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria:
Provisional eligibility, which allows students to receive limited services and accommodations, may be granted in the following situations
Individuals with temporary disabilities (e.g. broken arm, recovering from surgery) do not qualify under the law as someone with a disability, and as such, are not entitled to reasonable accommodations. However, students may make temporary arrangements with instructors for classroom modifications, and may utilize Disability Services resources to assist with those modifications as available. For example, a student with a broken arm may request a scribe for their exam, and if Disability Services has someone available, they will provide the scribe and a room for testing.