Low Vision or Blindness

Students requesting accommodations on the basis of low vision or blindness must provide documentation consisting of:

  1. An ocular assessment or evaluation from an ophthalmologist.
  2. A low-vision evaluation of residual visual function, when appropriate.
  3. Suggestions as to how the disabling condition(s) may be accommodated.*
  4. All reports must be in narrative form, typed, and signed by the physician. Documentation must be submitted on the official letterhead of the professional diagnosing the disability. Chart or clinic notes are not acceptable as documentation.


*A history of accommodations does not in itself warrant the provision of similar accommodations at UA. The final determination of eligibility for services rests with the University of Alabama.


Please forward all documentation to:
Office of Disability Services
University of Alabama
1000 Houser Hall
Box 870185
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0185
(205) 348-0804 (FAX)

This document will be made available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact the Office of Disability Services, (205) 348-4285 (Voice) or (205) 348-3081 (TTY) for assistance.