Navigating Temporary Impairments/Conditions


Temporary Impairment Considerations

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.


Appalachian State University does not provide transportation services. AppalCart is the transportation authority serving Watauga County. For more information regarding AppalCart’s services, please contact Appalcart at or (828) 264-0107.

The University Parking and Traffic Department is responsible for providing parking services and traffic control for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus. For more information regarding parking services, please contact the Parking and Traffic Office at or (828) 262-2878.

Campus Maps
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Process for Requesting Temporary Accommodations

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

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.  

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 & Documentation for Temporary Impairments

Temporary Impairment Disclosure Form [WORD, 49KB] Temporary Impairment Disclosure Form [PDF, 19KB]

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]