The function of the Office of Disability Resources is to assist the University of Mary Washington in providing equal and integrated access for students with disabilities to all of the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers. In doing so, it complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
The Office of Disability Resources provides services for students who qualify as “persons with disabilities”. A “person with a disability” is defined by law as anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Disabling conditions may include, but are not limited to, chronic health impairments (such as AIDS, seizure disorders, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, heart disease, respiratory conditions), blindness/visual impairments, hearing impairment/deafness, specific learning disability conditions/dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, speech/language impairments, and physical disabilities.