Temporary impairments or injuries

A temporary impairment or injury can be very disruptive and, in some cases, adversely affect a student's ability to fully participate in their academic classes or specific art area. Although a temporary impairment/injury does not qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and special services or accommodations are not required to be delivered by the University, staff in the office of Learning Resources will make every effort to provide assistance in situations when resources are available.

Additionally, the office of Learning Resources will be a valuable asset for reviewing documentation, providing students with a letter for their faculty, verifying your condition and outlining any needs you may have.

Temporary Impairment/Injury Affecting the Use of Dominant Arm or Hand. Based on supporting documentation, assistance may be available through Learning Resources to access:

  • Note-takers for classes
  • An electronic scribe for tests (use of Dragon Software)
  • Proctoring for tests
  • Use of a computer for tests
  • Use of a computer for in-class assignments
  • Extra time to complete tests

Temporary Impairment/Injury Affecting Mobility. When a temporary impairment or injury takes place mobility aids are generally prescribed by a physician and appropriately fitted to the individual. A mobility aid could be a boot, crutches, scooter, manual wheelchair or motorized wheelchair. The impairment and the mobility aid could make it difficult for a student to get around campus. Since our campus is small, we do not offer a campus transportation system. Therefore, transportation may become a problem when attempting to get from one area of campus to another. Here are some transportation resources that may assist with your needs:

  • Students who need a handicap parking placard - Please visit the office of Learning Resources for assistance in completing the appropriate forms for statewide application.
  • Students who need a mobile scooter or other mobility device – Please feel free to contact the following local vendors to see that they might have to offer:

Mobility Repair and Rental Center
Greensboro, NC 27407

Holladay Surgical Supply Inc
2551 Landmark Dr., Winston-Salem, NC

Ameri Glide Raleigh
2605 Atlantic Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

American Home Patient, Inc.
104 Progress Ct., Suite 20, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Other recommendations:

Students with a mobility impairment should arrange a ride to class/campus with a friend and then plan to stay on campus until you have completed the last class. The following process will help so you are not traveling back and forth to your dorm/home for each class and having to negotiate several rides during the day.

Not sure who to ask for a ride? Arrange transportation via a cab, Uber, or other public transportation system in the area.