Disability & Accessibility Eligibility


UT Tyler Student Accessibility and Resources

Students must be able to meet the technical and academic qualifications for entry into the school, program or activity in order to be considered "otherwise qualified."

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (2008), disability is defined as a mental or physical condition that substantially limits functionality in a major life activity. Major life activities include but are not limited to:

  • Caring for Oneself
  • Performing Manual Tasks
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Eating
  • Seeping
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Lifting
  • Bending
  • Speaking
  • Breathing
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Concentrating
  • Thinking
  • Communicating
  • Working

Major Life Activities also include the operation of major bodily functions including but not limited to:

  • Immune
  • Respiratory
  • Digestive
  • Endocrine
  • Circulatory
  • Reproductive
  • Neurological
  • Brain
  • Normal Cell Growth
  • Bowel and Bladder

A functional limitation refers to a substantial impairment in an individual's ability to function in the condition, manner or duration of a required major life activity.