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Guidelines for Accommodation Requests Due to Disability: Parking and Transportation

The University of Rochester recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need parking related accommodations to allow them to access the buildings in which they work, live and study. For these community members, the U of R provides disability parking accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADA AA) and other relevant laws.

To request a parking related accommodation please follow the instruction for and complete the Application for Temporary or Permanent Disability Parking or Student Transportation Assistance.

Please note that the medical information provided by your healthcare provider in support of your application must demonstrate:

  1. a direct link between the underlying condition and the requested accommodation and
  2. has a description of the functional limitations of the disabling condition as they relate to the major life activity impacted by the diagnosis.

It is important that the documentation also includes the diagnosis, the history of onset, methods used to determine the diagnosis and the suggested accommodation.

Timeline for requesting a parking accommodation

Accommodation requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. It typically takes around 2 business days from the date all requested information is submitted to UHS to the date a letter is sent notifying you of the decision.

Reviewing the Request

Upon receipt of the required information a review of the request will be completed by professional staff in either University Health Service. After this review the request may (1) be approved (2) be denied or (3) a reasonable accommodation other than the specifically requested one may be suggested. Whether a particular accommodation requested can be provided is determined case by case, according to documented need.

Notification of Decision

After your request is reviewed you will receive a letter with the decision regarding whether you have been approved for a parking accommodation. If you have not been approved the letter will explain the rationale for the denial of the request and will describe approved alternative accommodations, if applicable.

Contact Us

Office of Disability Resources 
Student Disability Services
Jen Prosceo, Director
Taylor Hall


Lynnett Van Slyke
University Ombuds and Associate Vice Provost of Disability Compliance
36 Wallis Hall