Do I Qualify for Accommodations?
Disabilities may be temporary or permanent and are categorized into three areas: physical, psychological, and learning disorders. If you have been diagnosed with a disability you are eligible for accommodations. If you suspect a learning or psychological disability, but have never been diagnosed, please make an appointment with an Accessibility Counselor to discuss a possible referral.
Examples of Physical Disabilities include: Sensory disorders, such as hearing or visual impairments, mobility disorders, systemic disorders; and chronic illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease or cancer.
Examples of Psychological Disabilities include: Depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorder.
Examples of Learning Disorders include: Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and language processing disorder; and although not considered a learning disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often related with as many as 50% of those with ADHD also having a learning disorder.
How Do I Receive Accommodations?
Step 1: Download the appropriate Documentation Guidelines.
Please send your documentation prior to your appointment via upload, fax (678-839-6429) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be certain your documentation is complete and signed by the appropriate professional (psychiatrist, medical doctor, or psychologist, depending on your disability).
Step 2: Make an appointment with an Accessibility Counselor by emailing email@example.com.
Step 3: Attend your appointment. To learn more about what will happen during this appointment, review What to Expect During Your Accessibility Intake.
Step 4: Email your Student Accommodation Report (SAR) to your instructors and others as needed. For full instructions on how to request and present your SAR, as well as utilize your accommodations, review our SAR Instructions. For additional tips concerning your SAR, review our Useful Tips for Sharing.
Step 5: Follow-up with your Accessibility Counselor via email as needed when you have questions or concerns.
What Accommodations May I Receive?
All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and University System of Georgia's Board of Regents Standards. The following is a list of possible services and accommodations you may qualify for based on your disability and individual needs:
- Accessible Furniture
- Anchor Program
- Assistive Technology Lab
- Captioning Service
- Center for Academic Success Tutoring Accommodations
- Core Mathematics Substitution
- Early Registration
- Emotional Support Animal - reach out to Erin Williams in the Office of Legal Affairs for assistance with ESA requests
- Foreign Language Substitution
- Graduation Accommodations
- Personal Care Attendant
- Recording Lectures
- Residence Hall Accommodations
- Service Animal Policy
- Support Services
- Testing Accommodations
- Writing Center Accommodations
I Have Accommodations. Now What Do I Do?
Download the SAR Checklist and the Testing Checklist to make sure you have access to everything you need for the semester. If you still have questions, please reach out to your Accessibility Counselor.