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Documentation for Sensory Disabilities (Hearing/Vision)

Students should submit the following information from their health care provider to the Access Center.

Any sensory disability (blindness/deafness or vision/hearing loss) is in the medical domain and requires the expertise of a qualified licensed professional.

Documentation should include:

  • A diagnosis of the disability/health condition
  • A description of the current impact/limitations of the disability/health condition with specific focus on barriers to the educational and/or housing environment.  (Providers who submit audiograms should also include an explanation of the results.)
  • A discussion of whether the disability/health condition is permanent or temporary
    • If temporary, please provide information on the expected duration of the disability and timeline for re-evaluation
  • Optional: Suggestions of academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids with supporting evidence may be included. The final determination for providing appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids rests with the WSU Access Center.

Documentation should be from a qualified healthcare provider and include:

  • Contact information
  • License number
  • Signature or electronic signature

Disability and medical information received is confidential under FERPA and is not shared except where disclosure is required by law or is necessary to facilitate legitimate University processes, including granting appropriate accommodations, addressing direct threats, or investigating claims or charges.
Questions or concerns regarding documentation requirements can be directed to our staff at 509-335-3417 or

Documentation may be uploaded directly into their Application [MyAccess application], emailed to, faxed to 509-335-8511 (confidential fax), or mailed:

217 Washington Building
PO Box 642322
Pullman, WA 99164-2322