The UAC may be able to provide academic accommodations to help you be successful at school. Accommodations vary greatly based on the needs of the individual.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 defines a person with a disability as “any person who has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function."
There are many conditions which may be considered a disability, and the diagnoses are varied. However, a few examples are missing limb(s), chronic migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, spinal cord injury, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.
You are welcome to schedule an appointment with the coordinator even if you don't know if your physical limitation constitutes a disability. The coordinator can help determine if you qualify for accommodations.
1. Complete the online intake form here.
2. Schedule an intake appointment with our physical disability coordinator (Shelli Mahler) by calling (801) 422-2767. This appointment will take about 60 minutes and will review your history and discuss whether or not accommodations are appropriate for your situation.
3. Though medical documentation is not required for the intake appointment, it can provide helpful information. If possible, bring medical documentation supporting your diagnosis. If you do not have written documentation, you can print the Documentation of Disability form, have it completed by your doctor, and return it to the UAC in person or via fax at (801) 422-0174. The Documentation of Disability form can be found here.
4. During your intake appointment, you and your coordinator will review your situation and determine if accommodations would be helpful and appropriate for you.