Temporary Impairments

Temporary accommodations may be provided on a case-by-case basis as a courtesy service to students with temporary and/or transitory impairments so their enrollment can continue with minimal disruption.

Temporary impairments (broken leg, broken arm, scheduled or emergency surgery) are not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), because this law applies to only permanent disabilities. A temporary or transitory impairment is an impairment with an actual or expected duration of six months or less. Documentation of the temporary impairment is required in order to receive courtesy services.

Students with temporary impairments are encouraged to contact DSS and provide documentation addressing the length of recovery so that appropriate duration of accommodations may be determined. Please the see the Documentation page for more information.