Temporary Impairments

Student Responsibilities:

  1. If the duration of your impairment is expected to be short-term (less than 6 months), please attempt to work out obtaining appropriate classroom accommodations with your instructors. Sample statements to use when dealing with instructors:

    I have a temporary impairment expected to last for ___ weeks. I would like to ask if you could help me in obtaining appropriate classroom accommodations. Using the example of a dominant hand injury, appropriate accommodations might include:

    1. A temporary notetaker
    2. Taping lectures
    3. Extended time on tests
    4. Copies of overheads or notes from instructor
  2. Ask professor to request classroom change if current classroom is inaccessible due to mobility issues or health conditions that make climbing stairs difficult or impossible.
  3. If you are not sure of the types of accommodations you need specific to your impairment, you may schedule an appointment to meet with a disability coordinator.
  4. If the duration of your impairment is expected to have long-term or permanent effects, please schedule an appointment with a disability coordinator to determine what classroom accommodations are appropriate and how to obtain them.

Disability Resource Center Responsibilities:

  1. For a student with a short-term temporary impairment, meet with the student as necessary to brainstorm how the student might obtain appropriate classroom accommodations.
  2. For a student with a more long-term temporary impairment, assist student in setting up accommodations. 

Contact the DRC

Clark Howell Hall
825 South Lumpkin Street

VOICE: (706) 542-8719
FAX: (706) 542-7719
TTY: (706) 542-8778

EMAIL: drc@uga.edu


Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm