Worcester State University
Disability Services Office

Blind or Visual Disabilities

Documentation Guidelines for Blind and Visual Disabilities

A current and comprehensive report completed by a qualified professional is required and must include the following components:

·         History of Onset and Diagnosis:  a history of onset with severity and duration and a definitive diagnosis.


·         Current Functional Limitations:  a detailed description of how the impairment significantly limits a major life activity in an educational setting (what the functional limitations are in an academic setting).


·         Recommendations:  a rationale for accommodations based upon substantial limitation.

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