OHSU is committed to providing equal access to qualified students who experience a disability in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) of 1990. OHSU is obliged to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities, which may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or program modifications.


To be eligible for disability-related services, individuals must have a documented disability as defined by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Eligible disabilities include physical and mental impairments that may include but are not limited to vision, hearing, mobility, learning, systemic, psychiatric, and brain injury that substantially limit one or more major life activity. Many students have “hidden” disabilities covered by the ADA such as learning, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and arthritis.

A qualified student with a disability is a person with a disability who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in a particular educational program or activity.