​Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a "qualified individual with a disability is one who, with or without reasonable modification to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provisions of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity". A person with a disability is anyone​ with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such major life activities as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, caring for self, performing manual tasks, working or learning.

Students requesting a reasonable accommodation and/or auxiliary aids must provide appropriate documentation from a qualified professional. A qualified professional may be a physician, educational diagnostician, licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or other individuals qualified to make a determination of a disability. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined based upon a variety of factors; documentation supporting a specific diagnosis; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; evaluation of a students strengths and weaknesses; and specific course and/or classroom requirements. All these factors will be considered in determining whether a student is disabled as defined by the ADA, and therefore entitled to reasonable accommodation.

Documentation must be submitted to Student Disability Services in person, by fax, mail or email to:

Student Disability Services
Park Library 120
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
FAX (989) 774-1326