Accommodations for Temporary Impairments/Conditions

Process for Requesting Temporary Accommodations

Individuals with a temporary impairment (a condition with the duration of less than 6 months) may be eligible to receive accommodations on a temporary basis through the Office of Disability Resources (ODR).

Individuals are recommended to first meet and discuss with appropriate personnel (instructor, supervisor) the impact, duration and functional limitations of the temporary impairment within the classroom, residence hall and/or work environment before meeting with ODR. Many arrangements can be made between the appropriate personnel (instructor, supervisor) and individual without the use of ODR for conditions of 4 weeks or less.

Individuals who wish to formally receive accommodations through ODR must complete the  above Temporary Disability Disclosure Form and submit documentation of the impairment; accommodations will be determined based on the needs outlined in the documentation provided.

Individuals will be contacted via ASU email (in accordance with University Policy 915: E-Mail As Official Means of Communication) verifying the receipt of materials and ODR eligibility status including  the need for additional materials, if applicable. All communication regarding eligibility status or adequacy of documentation will be sent directly to the individual.

Submitting Materials to ODR

Materials may be submitted via fax, U.S. mail, or hand delivery.  In accordance with ASU security policies, standards and guidelines(link is external), ODR is unable to receive  such documents via email.

Disability Disclosure Form for Temporary Impairments

Temporary Impairment Disclosure Form [WORD, 49KB] 

Temporary Impairment Disclosure Form [PDF, 19KB]

Documenting a Temporary Impairment/Condition

To document a temporary impairment/condition, the below form can be used or documentation under documentation guidelines can be used:
Documentation Form for Temporary Impairments [PDF, 1.62MB] 

Temporary Impairment Considerations

Accommodations are generally limited to obtaining copies of class notes and/or peer supplemental notes , use of assistive technology and proctoring examinations and make-ups

Assistive Technology
Individuals with temporary impairments may benefit from utilizing assistive technologies and/or auxiliary aids. Such technologies/aids can assist individuals who temporary cannot write or need audio-recordings of lectures.


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