This is a question I often hear, and it’s one that I also hear and see answered incorrectly. The short answer is: yes. Colleges must provide accommodations through section 504.
In case you don’t know what a 504 Plan is or what it does, here’s the full definition, per the U.S. Department of Education.
In a nutshell, it is this: a written plan that ensures that a student who has a disability identified under the law receives accommodations to ensure the student receives the same access to academic success as everyone else.
It levels the playing field for students who have a disability - no matter how large or small, and no matter if it’s permanent or temporary.