Temporary Disabilities

Temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to concussion, surgery, acute (short-term) illness and injured limbs. These disabilities may qualify for temporary accommodations for a short period of time (several weeks to a full semester).  


Students should contact their professors to explain absences and arrange for makeup of missed tests and assignments. Consideration of modification of attendance policies and assignment extensions are made case-by-case between the DSC and individual faculty using guidelines provided by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Lengthy absences, particularly in courses where attendance is an integral part of the learning experience, may not be excused. Leave of Absence may need to be considered as an option in these situations.

Academic Accommodations

Students requesting academic accommodations through Disability Services must provide documentation of their temporary disability that supports the need for specific accommodations. Students should arrange an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator by calling 434.544.8339. 

Personal Equipment

Wheelchairs, scooters and crutches are the responsibility of the student. Disability Services has a scooter available on a first come, first served basis for individuals with temporary disabilities. For more information, contact the Disability Services Coordinator at timmons.j@lynchburg.edu