We Are Here for You.
UCLA Extension is committed to providing equal access to all academic programs and co-curricular activities for qualified applicants and students living with permanent or temporary disabilities.
Definition of "Disability" at UCLA Extension
As stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes individuals who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability.
General examples of disability categories include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Mobility difficulties
- Hearing or vision loss/impairment
- Learning challenges
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Psychological diagnoses
- Cognitive issues (e.g., ADHD, traumatic brain injury)
Types of Accommodations
Accommodations are personalized to meet the needs of each UCLA Extension student based on the information specified in their current, verifiable medical documentation.
Examples of accommodations include but are not limited to:
- Alternate media for course materials
- Assistive‑listening devices
- Audiotaping of courses
- Captioning services
- Course-registration assistance
- Exam proctoring
- Extended time for exams and quizzes
- Service dogs*
- Sign-language interpreters