The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) can assist students who have a debilitating temporary injury or condition. Examples may include broken bones, injuries requiring surgery, acute illnesses, impairments due to concussions, and medical complications due to pregnancy/birth.
Assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis, course-by-course basis, and approved accommodations will depend on the nature of each course and how the student is impacted by the injury/condition. Temporary accommodations may include, but are not limited to (or guaranteed):
- Note taking assistance
- Testing accommodations (e.g., extended time, separate location, assistance with written exams)
- Access to assistive technology, audiobooks
- Course policy adjustments, if reasonable, and determined in conjunction with the course instructor
- Access to handicapped parking and/or motorized scooter
- Referral to campus and/or community resources
Since temporary conditions can occur at any point during the semester, the timing can significantly impact the accommodation options available to the student. Timely and open communication with the OAS, faculty, and other campus offices about requested assistance is needed. Students with temporary injuries or conditions are encouraged to contact the OAS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 585-245-5112 to determine adjustment options as soon as possible. If the student does not have access to a medical provider, they will be referred to the Health Center.