The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) defines a disability as a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. All students with documented disabilities are eligible for services. Some examples of disabilities include, but are not limited to:
Accommodations are reasonable adjustments to the classroom and campus that help ensure you have equal access to your education at Winthrop. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis considering the limitations caused by the disability as documented by a qualified health services provider. Based on your documentation, you may be eligible for a variety of accommodations, including but not limited to:
Independence is the primary goal in providing services for students with disabilities, and students are encouraged to use services as a support to accomplish their academic goals. Students should be aware that while accommodations are intended to remove barriers to learning, they do not ensure success.