Documentation of Disability
The documentation of a disability is written proof that a disability exists. Documentation
is necessary to determine if there is a substantial limitation to a major life activity
such as learning, walking, talking, see, hearing, etc. It also provides information
the college needs in order to consider accommodations for equal access. Documentation
of disability is kept in a secured site in the Disability Services office, separate
from the student's college file.
The Disability Services office uses the documentation to:
- Determine if the documentation certifies that a disability is present
- Determine if the documentation shows that the disability causes a substantial limitation
to a major life activity such as learning, hearing, seeing, speaking, walking etc.
- Determine eligibility for specific accommodations for equal access.