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.

Responsibility for Documentation

The student is responsible for providing documentation of the disability to the college. For more information about the documentation requirements for specific disabilities, please refer to the Forms tab.

Baton Rouge Community College does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies and procedures with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.