Students requesting academic accommodations from the Liberty University Online Office of Disability Academic Support are required to submit a notification of need form. Furthermore, they are required to submit documentation of a disability in order to verify their eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ODAS policies. The evaluator’s report must document a disability as defined by the ADA as “a substantial limitation of a major life function.”
Currency: Since any academic accommodations given to a student are based upon the present effect of the disability on the student, medical documentation used to request accommodations should be no more than 3 years old. However, exceptions to this amount of time may be made based upon the nature and progression of the hearing impairment itself, as well as the accommodations requested.
Diagnostician Qualifications: While the list below is not exhaustive, the following professionals are considered qualified to complete this assessment:
We request that the evaluator completing this assessment be unrelated to the student.
Diagnostic Report and Summarization: The diagnostic report and summary must include, but is not limited to, the following information:
Other Requirements: This summary must:
Documentation can be sent to the following:
Liberty University Online ODAS
1971 University Blvd., Campus North
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Note: Medical Documentation will be reviewed periodically for all current students. Students may be asked to provide updated medical documentation for conditions that may change over time and whose medical documentation is past the required currency at the time of the review. Students are also encouraged to send in medical documentation when changes in their medical condition occur.