What is considered high quality disability documentation?

DO-IT Factsheet #338

The Association on Higher Education and Disability [1] (AHEAD) has created a document that suggests characteristics of quality documentation. AHEAD hopes that this approach will encourage the use of more consistent documentation and provide current and prospective students, parents, and professionals with the information they need to assist students in establishing eligibility for services and receiving appropriate accommodations.

Excerpts of the seven elements of quality documentation discussed in the document are summarized below.

Consult the Seven Elements of Quality Disability Documentation [2] to review the full text regarding each element. Additional information on its use and purposes, foundational principles, and recommendations for creating disability-specific documentation guidelines can be found at AHEAD's Best Practices Resources [3].