Temporary Disabilities


Accommodations for temporary disability (e.g. injuries or temporary mobility impairments following surgery) are not typically covered under Section 504 or the ADA. As such, students are not guaranteed any assistance in these situations. There are no legal requirements to provide accommodations in these situations; however, the Office of Academic Accessibility may assist students on a case-by-case basis with a temporary disability by providing temporary accommodations.


Students may be seen by the Office of Academic Accessibility for an evaluation of temporary accommodations. Each case is considered individually and signed documentation on letterhead from a qualified clinician is required. This letter must include a diagnosis, functional limitations necessitating temporary accommodations, suggestions for appropriate temporary accommodations, and the estimated length of time accommodations will be needed. Proper clinical documentation needs to be delivered to the Office of Academic Accessibility before services can commence.