Office for Disability Equity

Office for Disability Equity

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:

  •     Attention Deficit Disorder
  •     Autism Spectrum Disorders
  •     Blind and Visual Impairments
  •     Chronic Health Impairments
  •     Communication Impairments
  •     Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  •     Intellectual Disabilities
  •     Learning Disabilities
  •     Mobility Impairments
  •     Psychiatric Disabilities (Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.)
  •     Temporary Disabilities such as broken limbs
  •     Traumatic Brain Injuries

Connect with us

To receive reasonable accommodations at the University of Montana, students take the following steps:

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

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

*If students are more than 15 minutes late for their appointments, we will ask the student to reschedule the appointment.