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Eligibility for Accessibility Services

  1. According to the Americans with Disability Act, in order to be enrolled with Accessibility Services, a person must meet with each aspect of the following criteria:
    • The person must be regarded as one who has a disability.
    • The person must identify themselves to the institution.
    • The person must present the institution with documentation regarding their disability. The documentation must reflect the student’s need for academic accommodations.
  2. Definition of a Disability

    Section 504 defines a person with a disability as:

    • Someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
    • A person who has a record of the disability
    • Someone who is regarded as having the disability.
  3. Physical Impairment

    Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfiguration, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems:

    • Neurological
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Special Sense Organs
    • Respiratory (including speech organs)
    • Cardiovascular
    • Reproductive
    • Digestive
    • Genitourinary
    • Hemic and Lymphatic
    • Skin and Endocrine
  4. Mental Impairment

    Any psychological neurological disorder such as organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness and specific learning disabilities.

  5. Major Life Activity

    Any function such as: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.