There are times when students may experience a temporary impairment that will require accommodations for a specific and limited period of time. Some examples of students who may need temporary accommodations include students who suffer a concussion, illness that requires hospitalization, broken bones or other orthopedic injuries, or surgery for various medical conditions.
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) does not typically recognize temporary disabilities as a disability for which accommodations are legally mandated, but the Office of SDS may be able to provide some assistance and support in these situations.
Some examples of those accommodations may include a scribe if dominant hand is injured, extended time for tests, extension to due dates, change of location if the classroom is inaccessible, or absence may be health-related. Students who suffer from a temporary disability are advised contact the Office of SDS as soon as possible.