Required Documentation for Visual Disabilities

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Documentation provided by an ophthalmologist, optometrist or treating physician must be provided. The University reserves the right to request supplemental information to verify a student’s current functional limitations. Documentation should include the following:

1. Student Name and Date of Birth;

2. Printed Name, License Number and Signature of Certifying Professional;

3. Business Address; Business Phone Number; and Business Fax number

4. Date of the most recent visit to the medical provider/diagnostician;

5. Clear, concise description of a visual impairment;

6. An assessment procedures/evaluation instruments summary of impairment diagnosis;

7. Specific functional limitations related to the impairment(s), particularly as they pertain to an academic environment;

8. A description of treatments, assistive devices and their estimated effectiveness in minimizing the impairment impacts (i.e. corrective lenses, vision therapy); and

9. Prognosis and anticipated duration of the impairment and limitations (permanent/temporary).

All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:

UC Merced Disability Services
5200 N. Lake Rd., SSB 230
Merced, CA 95343
Phone: 209-228-6996
Fax 209-228-4661