Eligibility for Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act define a disability as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. These civil rights laws protect students with disabilities from discrimination. The ADA and Section 504 protections also extend to students who have a record of, or are regarded as having such an impairment. Below is a partial list of disabilities typically identified by students:

  •     ADHD
  •     Autism Spectrum Disorders
  •     Blindness and Visual Impairments
  •     Chronic health conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes, migraines)
  •     Communication impairments
  •     Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  •     Intellectual disabilities
  •     Learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia)
  •     Mobility impairments
  •     Mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, PTSD)
  •     Temporary impairment (e.g., broken limbs, concussion)
  •     Traumatic Brain Injury

Connect with us

To receive reasonable accommodations at the University of Montana, students take the following steps to connect with ODE:

Step 1. Contact us at ode@umontana.edu or 406-243-2243 and make an initial appointment with an Access Consultant.

Step 2. Complete an initial appointment. Provide disability documentation. The Access Consultant provides information about the various reasonable accommodations that address the student's functional limitations.