A student's disability documentation is confidential. In order to provide most accommodations, it is necessary for the Office of Counseling and Testing to notify professors that a student is eligible for disability accommodations. In most cases, this involves the sharing of a student’s name and disability-related needs, not the specifics of the disability.
Disability documentation is housed in the Office of Counseling and Testing. It is rarely shared with other university staff, unless the student has given written permission to do so. The documentation could be shared on a “need to know” basis in the case of an emergency or if there is a formal investigation of a complaint.