Academic Accommodations

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) works collaboratively with the Schools and Colleges across the University in order to provide academic accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. By federal law, a person with a disability is any person who: 1) has a physical or mental impairment; 2) has a record of such impairment; or 3) is regarded has having such an impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as seeing, hearing, speaking, sitting, or learning.

Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.