Medical, Physical, and Visual Impairments

General Information

Students whose disabling conditions are readily apparent are eligible for services and priority registration. Students with invisible conditions such as fibromyalgia must provide documentation of the condition and the resulting functional limitations. Such documentation must be prepared by a qualified professional, should be current, and should include the following information:

  • Diagnosis
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Date of last clinical contact with student
  • Approximate duration of disorder
  • Severity of disorder
  • Description of the student's functional limitations in an educational setting
  • Additional information that seems helpful in determining the nature and severity of the student's disability
  • Additional recommendations that may assist AccessibleNU in determining appropriate accommodations and intervention

Some circumstances, such as an unfamiliar disease or disabling condition and/or if the documentation is unclear, may be referred to the Executive Director of the University Health Service to review for diagnosis of a disabling condition, the resulting functional limitations, and recommendations for appropriate accommodations.AccessibleNU will make the final decision regarding appropriate accommodations based on all of the relevant information.

Verification Form

Medical professionals providing the above information may find it helpful to complete ANU's Verification Form for Chronic Medical Conditions on the student's behalf.

Housing and Meal Plan Accommodations

Students with food allergies, celiac disease, or other conditions that may impact room and board arrangements should review additional information on housing and meal plans.