Prove It! What is Disability "Documentation"?

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Some schools have been working for years to make their campuses more accessible to all students.

Many others have a ways to go but will make changes to improve things once they know what you need.

Sometimes you can work directly with your instructor or campus staff to make things more accessible right on the spot, but this can be risky if your professor doesn't know much about disability, accommodations, or your rights (we have more information about your rights and responsibilities if you need it).

Let's say you want an accessible table in your classroom. Tell your instructor, and they should be able to contact "Classroom Services" or a similar office to have a table brought in (they might need to work with you a bit to make sure it's the right fit and set up).

Other things, like getting extra time on exams, sign language interpreters, or notetakers are a little more involved, so you'll most likely need to be in touch with the campus Disability Resource Services to make arrangements.

This is where "disability documentation" comes in.

More about that next!

Documentation Types