Mobility / Sensory Impairments or Medical Disability

Documentation Guidelines

All reports should be current and typed on letterhead, dated, and signed.

The following should be included in the report:

  1. Student information including name, date of most recent evaluation
  2. Evaluator name, title, and credentials
  3. History to Support Diagnosis
    1. Description of the duration and severity of the disorder
    2. Last contact with individual, date of onset, and symptoms
  4. Evidence of current impairment
    1. Description of how disability currently impacts the student in social, academic, or occupational settings
    2. Description of how the disability will limit the student in the classroom
  5. Assessment Information
    1. Results and interpretation of any clinical interviews conducted
    2. Results and interpretation of any relevant assessments
    3. Description of the impact on major life activities affected by this disorder such as learning, seeing, hearing, sleeping, walking, reading, concentrating, thinking, etc.
  6. Treatment and Medication
    Description of any current medication, therapy, or other treatment being implemented
  7. Diagnosis
    Clear statement of diagnosis including the DSM-5 or ICD-9 diagnostic code
  8. Recommended Accommodations
    Specific recommendations for academic accommodations and the rationale for the accommodations

Please return the report or address questions regarding documentation to:
Disability Support Services
University of Alabama at Birmingham
9th Ave Office Building, Suite 100
1720 2nd Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1413
Phone (205) 934-4205
Fax (205) 934-8170

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Service and Assistance Animals

  • UAB has established specific guidelines regarding the appropriate use of and protocols associated with SAA.

Technology Available on Campus

  • JAWS – Screen Readers
  • ZoomText – Screen Enlargement Software
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – Speech-to-Text Software
  • Kurzweil 3000 – Scanning and Reading Software
  • FM Systems

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