An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.
Our office provides assistance for students with a wide range of disabilities. To receive accommodations, students must contact the office and complete the Student Information Form. Documentation of the disability is required along with this application. The Disability Office will set up an appointment to discuss services that can be provided to enhance the learning experiences at SDSU.
Some of the accommodations Disability Services can provide include:
- Alternative text formats
- Sign language interpreters
- Assistive technology
- Alternative accommodations for exams
- (for example: testing in a distraction-reduced environment or providing readers for exams)
- Extended time for testing
- Referrals to other resource
The Office of Disability Services recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the campus community. To this end, the office collaborates with students, faculty and staff across the University community to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environment.
The Office of Disability Services respects all privacy and treats all personal information with confidentiality. The office may release information to university faculty and staff when a “need to know” is established by Disability Services. The need to know must be based on compelling and legitimate educational reasons for the information disclosure.