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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 Student Accessibility Services
5200 N. Lake Rd., ACS 140
Merced, CA 95343
Phone: 209-228-6996
Fax 209-228-4661


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Our office is now scheduling accommodated exams for finals! Email your finals schedule to or come in person to our office (ACS 140) to schedule your final exams. Please try to schedule your final exams before Wednesday, May 1st 2024. More information about how to email your finals schedule featured on the the home page of MyAccess portal. Good luck on finals!