Guidelines for Documenting Temporary Injuries
Students with temporary injuries (e.g., broken bones, recovery from surgery) are not eligible for formal accommodations, but may benefit from services SSD can coordinate, such as extra time for examinations, use of a scribe, and note taking assistance. Students with such injuries seeking academic assistance should provide supportive documentation to SSD and schedule an appointment with a student affairs administrator. The information that should be included in such documentation is outlined below. Individual faculty members have discretion as to whether allowances will be made for missed classes and/or fulfilling course requirements (e.g., examinations, presentations, participation) due to temporary injury or illness. A verification form is also available to provide guidance in the assessment process. Please do not hesitate to contact SSD at (512) 471-6259 if you have any questions.
All documentation is considered confidential and should be sent to:
The University of Texas at Austin