Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Disabilities Manual

Introduction | Specific Types of Disabilities | Documentation Requirements | How is Documentation Reviewed? | Requests for Further Review | Letter to Faculty Form | Typical Accommodation Requests | Confidentiality | Campus Resources | Other Local Disability Resource Coordinators | Disabilities and the Law | The University of Rochester’s Policy


This publication is designed to help faculty, staff and students understand policies and problem-solving procedures related to accommodations for students with disabilities in the College.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local policies mandate equal access to our institutions of higher education. The numbers of students with disabilities entering colleges and universities continue to rise. UR alumni with disabilities are now making their way through graduate and professional programs and into the world of work; our current students can be found across all majors and programs, and we anticipate more applications from incoming students in years to come.