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Guidelines for Documentation of Blind or Low Vision

Students with visual impairments must provide the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) with documentation that meets general documentation guidelines established by this office. This information not only serves to validate the presence of a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is useful in providing information which supports accommodation needs. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Preferred Documentation

Students seeking accommodations for a visual impairment should submit a report from a licensed professional. The report should include the following:

  • Diagnosis, original diagnosis date
  • Cause of disability
  • Impact/Limitations (if any)
  • Medication (if any)


  • EIU/OSDS Initial Intake Form   .docx    .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Exchange of Information Authorization Form   .docx   .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Release of Information Form   .docx   .pdf