Temporary Disabilities

Definition

A student who has sustained an injury or experiences acute illness that limits their ability to attend academic responsibilities may be eligible to receive temporary accommodations and support from Accessibility Services Temporary disabilities can include, but are not limited to, fractures, severe sprains, infections, depression, or recovery from an operation.

Suggested instructional strategies and accommodations

Where a student experiences temporary disability during a semester and requires accommodations, the student should first contact his or her instructor(s) to discuss temporary reasonable accommodations. If an instructor is unable to provide the required temporary accommodations, the student should be referred to Accessibility Services.

Should the prognosis for a temporary disability appear to be longer than one semester, the student should contact Accessibility Services for more extensive assistance.