Students may request accommodations for any or all of the following disabilities: blindness and visual impairment, deafness, hard of hearing, mobility impairment, or medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, asthma, AIDS and other invisible disabilities that may cause functional limitations.
Appropriate documentation is accepted from licensed professionals such as audiologists to confirm deafness or hard of hearing, ophthalmologist to confirm blindness or visual impairment and neurologists to verify the existence of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury as well as psychologists and mental health professionals. The documentation should include a statement which verifies the individual's disability, describes the disability's current impact on the individual's daily function, current medication and recommendations for necessary accommodations. Diagnostic reports must include the name, title, and credentials of the evaluator and should be presented on letterhead.
Documentation from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be accepted for accommodation. All acceptable documentation should be on official letterhead.
Implementing Recommended Accommodation
Upon receiving the disability evaluations, the Disability Compliance Officer will review the recommendation for accommodations and support service. Appropriate accommodations will be offered after meeting the student and may require further interviews with selected members of the University's administrators and/or faculty.