Eligibility for Disability Services

Requirements for Eligibility

According to the Americans with Disability Act, in order to be enrolled with Disability Services, a person must meet with each aspect of the criteria listed below:

  • The person must be regarded as one who has a disability.
  • The person must identify themselves to the institution.
  • The person must present the institution with documentation regarding their disability. The documentation must reflect the student’s need for academic accommodations.

Definition of a Disability

Section 504 defines a person with a disability as:

Physical Impairment

Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic dis-figuration, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems:

Mental Impairment

Any psychological neurological disorder such as organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness and specific learning disabilities.

Major Life Activity

Any function such as: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.

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.