Disability Services Accommodations & Eligibility

Western International University® (West) strives to provide you with pertinent eligibility information and help you formally request assistance to meet your temporary or permanent disability needs. We never forget that our students are here to learn, and we’re here to help.

Possible Accommodations

Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s particular circumstances.

Accommodations are available for otherwise qualified students who suffer from a temporary or permanent health situation and complete the accommodation application process.

Any individual (1) with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment, may qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please consult with a disability services advisor for more information.

Examples of possible accommodations:

  • Additional time for individual assignments or tests
  • Screen-reading software
  • Typing software
  • Printed materials
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Note takers

Temporary Health Situations

Students experiencing a temporary health situation that limits the ability to perform coursework may qualify for temporary accommodations. Examples of temporary situations may include a broken bone, surgery complications, emergency hospitalization, treatment for temporary health conditions, or pregnancy complications, among others.

Permanent Health Situations

Students experiencing a permanent health situation that limits their ability to perform their schoolwork may qualify for permanent accommodations. Examples of permanent situations may include deafness, blindness, low vision, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, cancer, fibromyalgia, emotional or mental health issues, treatment for debilitating illnesses or recovered drug or alcohol abuse, speech disorders, spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, or ADD/ADHD, among others.