Student Disability Services

University of Mississippi

Definition of Reasonable Accommodations

Accommodations and other access services are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the impact of each student’s diagnosed disorder(s) and the reasonableness of the request. Reasonable accommodations are determined using the following analysis:
  1. The accommodation is directly related to the impact or functional limitations caused by the diagnosed disorder.
  2. The accommodation is not of a personal nature (such as tutoring, eyeglasses or medication).
  3. The accommodation is necessary to provide equal access to the student.
  4. The accommodation does not lower academic or program standards.
  5. The accommodation does not fundamentally alter the essential elements of the course, program or activity.
  6. The accommodation does not present an undue financial or administrative burden on the university.
  7. The accommodation does not pose a threat to the health or safety of the student or others.
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