Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in higher education institutions. In compliance with said laws, Bristol University abides by the regulation that “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...”
Bristol University provides disability services to students who:
- Have a temporary or permanent disability,
- Provide the appropriate documentation, i.e. medical certification of their disability, and
- Notify the Bristol University President in a timely manner requesting reasonable accommodations.
These are some examples of Bristol University's Disability Services:
- Disability records are maintained separately from the student educational records for confidentiality reasons.
- The School President or appointee meets with the student with the disability to review the services offered and to receive supporting documentation.
- The School President or appointee carefully reviews said documents and verifies the disability.
- The School President or appointee reviews accommodation request with the student.
- The School President or appointee coordinates reasonable accommodations for the student to complete the education program.
Since these services are not provided on an on-going basis, they may require some time to be available. It is advisable to submit the accommodation request 4 weeks prior the start date to avoid delays.
For additional general information and resources, you may visit the following sites:
- DO IT
- US DoE - Transition of Students with Disabilities to Post-Secondary Education
- National Military Family Association (for Vets)
You can also access specific resources with the following links:
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
- Students With Visual Impairments
- Students with Physical Disabilities
- Students with Learning Disabilities
- Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
To access the BestColleges.com Career Guide for students with disabilities, please click here.
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