Student Accessibility

We know that anyone can experience a disability.

That's why we're committed to creating an accessible digital experience and an inclusive community that everyone can learn and thrive in.

We pride ourselves on being one of the most transformative universities in the nation. And our mission is to put our students first, always.

As a part of that mission, we're here to educate you about the types of conditions that are considered to be disabilities, as well as provide additional resources for students.

Conditions that are considered disabilities

Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, are defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning or working.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of types of conditions that may be covered by the ADA that could entitle SJSU students to special resources or assistance:

  • Physical, sight, speech or hearing impairments
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic illnesses
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Psychiatric disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation
  • Recovered drug or alcohol addiction

Have questions on disabilities or resources? Please reach out to us.

Getting Accommodations for a Disability

The Accessible Education Center determines accommodations, services and auxiliary aids on a case-by-case basis. Begin the process by visiting the AEC today.

Contact the Accessible Education Center