To be eligible for accommodations through the Disability Resource Center, students must register with the Disability Resource Center and must have a documented disability condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the ADA and Section 504, a person has a disability if he or she has: (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks, taking care of oneself); (b) has a record of such impairment; or (c) is regarded as having such an impairment.
What are reasonable accommodations?
Application for Services
Please contact the Disability Resource Center preferably six (6) weeks before the semester, or immediately following diagnosis of a disability for an Intake appointment, to register or discuss your accommodation needs. Students with disabilities are required to provide documentation of their disability and how it may limit their participation in courses, programs, services, activities and facilities of UIC.
A Confidential Student Registration Form is available to fill out prior to your Intake appointment. You will need your Net ID and password to fill out this form.
The Disability Resource Center staff will write an individualized Letter of Accommodation (LOA) which certifies that the student has a disability, and describes the reasonable accommodations recommended by the Disability Resource Center. The LOA will also invite students and/or faculty to contact the Disability Resource Center if there are concerns or questions about the accommodations. The student with a disability then delivers the LOA to his/her instructors. The student with a disability will be responsible for contacting the Disability Resource Center if reasonable academic adjustments are not implemented in an effective or timely manner. The Disability Resource Center will work with University personnel and students with disabilities to resolve disagreements regarding recommended academic adjustments/modifications. The student should also notify the Disability Resource Center if accommodations need to be modified, or if their disability changes in any way.
Students with disabilities are encouraged, but not required, to register with state rehabilitation agencies, the Veteran's Administration, or similar agencies in order to obtain the full range of services to which they might be entitled.