Learn About Disability Services at GT

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The Office of Disability Services at Georgia Tech offers a wide variety of services to support Georgia Tech students.

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The Office of Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable and inclusive of all members of the Georgia Tech community.

What is an Accommodation?

An accommodation is a legally mandated modification or service that gives a student with a disability an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational process.

Who Qualifies?

Federal and state disability laws mandate that universities make the necessary modifications to their academic requirements to ensure that they do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating against qualified students with disabilities. To be considered a "qualified" individual with a disability, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that a student meet the academic and technical standards for admission and continued participation in a university's education program or activity. Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) define an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a history or record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Examples of recognized disabilities include but are not limited to, blindness, deafness/hard of hearing, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic medical conditions, and mental health conditions.

How to Register with our Office:

  1. Visit our website disabilityservices.gatech.edu/
  2. Complete New Student Application and submit documentation.

When Submitting Documentation:

Please remember no documentation over five-years-old can be considered. If you had an IEP or 504 in high school we can look at it, but this cannot be solely your only piece of documentation. Please refer to the documentation guidelines from the University System of Georgia: bit.ly/usgacademicaffairs

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  • Created By: Sara Warner
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  • Created On: Aug 6, 2020 - 4:07pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 6, 2020 - 4:07pm