Definition of a Disability

Definition of a disability

Students with a disability, whether apparent or not, may require physical or academic accommodations that will allow equal access guaranteed by law. To meet the legal definition of a disability, a student must have an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The major life activities include, but are not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.

Conditions that are not disabling

If you are a student with a temporary disability (recovering from an injury or surgical procedure) please contact your Academic Dean or Student Health Services (860-439-2275) or the Student Counseling Center (860-439-4587), depending on the type of impairment.

Contact Information:

Barbara L. McLlarky, Director
On campus x5428, or 860-439-5428
Fax: 860-439-2003
Charles E. Shain Library, 2nd floor, Room 237

Lillian Liebenthal, Student Accessibility Coordinator
On campus x5428, or 860-439-5428
Charles E. Shain Library, 2nd floor, Room 236

Office of Student Accessibility Services
Campus Box 5264
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320