Temporary Impairment Accommodations

Bucknell University's Office for Accessibility Resources (OAR) offers a wide variety of services to students with temporary, documented disabilities. 

Services are extended to students with temporary disabilities only for the duration of the functional limitations associated with their disability.

Eligibility Process

Eligibility is based on a case-by-case review. After talking with the student and reviewing the documentation, the OAR director will determine appropriate services and accommodations depending on how the student is limited in the academic and/or physical setting. The director will provide appropriate information so that the student may access the accommodations for which student is eligible.

In most situations, the student is responsible for requesting accommodations in a timely manner, and for following OAR policies and procedures for accessing accommodations as outlined below.

Steps for Temporarily Registering with OAR

  1. The student contacts the OAR director.

    Heather Fowler, director
    Office of Accessibility Resources
    107 Carnegie Building
    Phone: 570-577-1188
    Fax: 570-577-1826
  2. During this contact, the director identifies the documentation the student should submit.
  3. The student submits required documentation from a certified professional (who cannot be a family member of the student) to the director in person, or by fax, scan or email.
  4. The director reviews all materials and assesses the status and reasonableness of the request.
  5. The director notifies the student via email or phone as to whether the temporary accommodation request is approved or denied, or if more information is required.
  6. If the temporary request is not approved and the student is unsatisfied with the outcome of this process, the student may contact the director.


Office of Accessibility Resources


107 Carnegie Building