Accessibility Resources Disability Verification

  • If you are requesting accommodations, you must provide documentation of your disability. Documentation consists of a recent evaluation by an appropriate professional that relates the current impact of the condition to the request for accommodations. The professional can have no personal relationship to the person being evaluated. If the documentation is incomplete or inadequate, Accessibility Resources may exercise its right to require additional documentation. You are responsible for the cost of obtaining documentation.

    Suggested Documentation Elements

    • Credentials and contact information of the evaluator(s), including the professional's name, title, certification/license, mailing address, telephone number and signature
    • Diagnostic statement identifying the disability with the date of diagnosis
    • Description of the current impact and functional limitations caused by the disability
    • Severity of the disability: mild, moderate or severe
    • Approximate duration and prognosis of the disability
    • History of clinical contact with student, including the date of the last clinical contact
    • Statement of how treatment, such as medication, impacts functioning in an academic, workplace and/or residential setting
    • Recommendations for modifications in order to equalize educational opportunities at the university. (e.g., test taking, note taking, comprehension, and/or class attendance)
    • If your disability may impact class attendance or timely submission of assignments, you must specifically state that in your letter and provide supporting documentation.

    Unacceptable Documentation

    • Handwritten letters from licensed professionals
    • Entries from patient medical charts
    • Information written on a prescription pad
    • Information that is illegible
    • Self-evaluations
    • Information from non-professionals
    • Research articles
    • Documentation provided by a family member

    Please submit documentation by mail or FAX to the Director of Accessibility Resources.

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