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Disability Defined

Who qualifies for services?

A person who qualifies for services provided by the Princeton University Office of Disability Services (ODS) is one who meets the requirements for disabilities as defined by federal and state law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  Reasonable accommodations are provided to students with a physical or mental impairment that causes a material deficit in functioning in comparison to most people.  
Temporary disabilities
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) recognizes that students with temporary illnesses or injuries are often in need of services or accommodations similar to those with on-going disabilities in order to maintain their academic program requirements. Students should first contact University Health Services or another professional for an evaluation.  If accommodations are needed based on this evaluation, students should contact ODS.   For more information, go to Temporary Disabilities