Required Documentation

All requests for accommodations require documentation from a qualified provider knowledgeable of the student’s diagnosis and treatment. It is important to note that documentation from a relative is not accepted.

General Documentation Guidelines

Documentation provided to support a request for accommodations must include the following information:

      1. Establishes a disability. A disability is defined 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 other as having such an impairment ( ADA Resources )
      2. Explains the current functional impact of the disability on a major life activity. Examples of a major life activity include: walking, sitting, standing, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself and performing manual tasks.
      3. Confirms the need for each requested accommodation
      4. Establishes a direct link between the underlying disability and the requested accommodation

It is important to note that Gettysburg College works with each student on an individual basis to provide reasonable accommodations based on the provided documentation and meeting with the student.