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Office of Accessibility

Submitting Documentation of Disability

Students seeking academic accommodations through the Office of Accessibility are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The following guidelines are provided to ensure that diagnostic evaluation reports and treating professionals' information are current, complete and adequate for determining eligibility through our office, which would facilitate appropriate academic accommodations relevant to the disability.

The definition of "current" documentation varies with the specific disability. The symptoms and features may change more frequently for some disabilities than others. For example, with a psychological disability, "current" may mean "within a few months," while certain physical disabilities, like quadriplegia, may be stable. Students may obtain the appropriate documentation guideline(s) below or by contacting the office at 330-972-7928.

The Office of Accessibility has a policy that prohibits accepting documentation from a treatment professional who is related to the student requesting services.

 Documentation Guidelines:

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