Office of Accessibility Resources & Services

provide. coordinate. advocate.

Connect with OARS

Recognized Disabilities

The Office of Accessibility Resources and Services recognizes disabilities as defined under the ADA. Examples of disabilities qualifying for academic accommodations may include but not limited to:

  • Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Orthopedic/Mobility Disabilities
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Speech Impairments
  • Medical Impairments
  • and other disabilities as recognized under the ADA

Candidate Responsibilities

  • You will be required to submit medical or other diagnostic records pertaining to your disability and limitations. You may be required to seek additional evaluations if documentation is outdated or if you are requesting accommodations not supported in your current documentation.
  • You are expected to make timely and appropriate disclosures and written requests for need modifications, including classroom adaptations, test modifications, tutoring, interpreters, taped or enlarged texts, etc.
  • You must demonstrate appropriate and responsible levels of self-help in obtaining and arranging for accommodations or auxiliary aids. This includes applying for funding for specialized support services from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or other agencies, as needed.


Please compile appropriate documentation based on the guidelines below and complete the online:

  • Updated info coming soon!