ACCESS Disability Services provides assistance to students and prospective students who identify as having a disability. The American with Disabilities Act ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of said individual, has a record of this impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment
ACCESS Disability Services also provides appropriate services to students who have temporary disabilities. Persons who have physical, visual, hearing, speech, psychological, neurological, learning disabilities and chronic illnesses are considered eligible for accommodations under the ADA.
Appropriate documentation describing the nature of the disability is required and must be kept on file in the ACCESS Disability department. Verification of a disability is accepted from physicians, psychologists, learning disability specialists, audiologists, and counselors from the Division of Blind Services or the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.