Accommodations and Eligibility

Find out if you’re eligible for accommodations to meet your temporary or permanent disability needs and how our Disability Services Office may assist you.

We strive to provide you with accurate eligibility information that helps you request assistance to meet your temporary or permanent disability needs. We never forget that our students are here to learn, and we are here to help.

Possible accommodations

Accommodations are available for otherwise qualified students who suffer from a temporary or permanent health situation and complete the accommodations application process. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s particular circumstances.

Any individual (1) with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity; (2) who has a record of such an impairment; or (3) who is regarded as having such an impairment may qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please consult with your Disability Services Advisor for more information.

Examples of possible accommodations:

  • Additional time for individual assignments or tests
  • Screen-reading software
  • Typing software
  • Printed materials
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Note takers

Temporary health situations

If you’re experiencing a temporary health situation that limits your ability to perform your coursework, then you may qualify for temporary accommodations. Examples of temporary situations include a broken bone, surgery complications, emergency hospitalization, treatment for temporary health conditions, or pregnancy complications, among others.

Permanent health situations

If you’re experiencing a permanent health situation that limits your ability to perform your coursework, then you may qualify for permanent accommodations. Examples of permanent situations include deafness, blindness, low vision, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, cancer, fibromyalgia, emotional or mental health issues, treatment for debilitating illnesses or recovered drug or alcohol abuse, speech disorders, spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, or ADD/ADHD, among others. 

Student resources

University of Phoenix offers veteran resources for military servicemembers and disabled veterans, in addition to information about financial options and scholarships to assist all our students, including those with disabilities. We also provide information about the latest accessibility technology to meet the computer requirements for your operating system.

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