Welcome to Student Accessibility Services at Yale



Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with all Yale students with disabilities, including those in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and all Professional Schools to determine and provide appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aids and services through an interactive process. In line with our Mission, Vision, and Values, SAS collaborates with offices and resources across the Yale community to pursue equitable access to education and student life for students with disabilities, and foster a campus environment of belonging, inclusion and respect.


To learn about accessibility at Yale, please view our Accessibility Resources. If you experience an accessibility issue in our community, please complete a Report a Disability-Related Barrier Form and the appropriate office will respond.

Who is a student with a disability

Generally, a student with a disability is one who has an impairment or condition which substantially limits a major life activity such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. An impairment substantially limits a major life activity when the individual’s major life activity is restricted as to the conditions, manner, or duration under which the activity can be performed in comparison to most people. Such an impairment can be a chronic or temporary condition.

Request an Accommodation

Submitting an Accommodation Request Form with SAS is the first step for students who wish to request a disability-related accommodation or service.

Students with previously approved accommodations can renew their accommodations for the semester or request new accommodations using the SAS Accommodate portal.

Students who are unsure about their eligibility for assistance should complete the Accommodations Request Form and meet with SAS staff to discuss their situation.

Please contact us at sas@yale.edu with any questions or accommodation inquires.

*If you are a faculty or staff member interested in workplace accommodations, please refer to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility for more information.


Yale Library joins advocacy efforts for equitable access to e-resources! Learn more on the Yale Library’s website.

Accessible Transit has a new app! Download on Apple or Android devices to schedule rides.

 Being Biracial Therapeutic suport group. A supportive space for students of multiracial backgrounds to reflect on their unique experiences. Meets weekly Wednesdays at 4pm. Please contact Mental Health and Counseling at 203-432-0290 to learn more and to sign up.

Olivia Schlaepfer (YC ‘23) on Neurodiversity and Thriving at Yale

Most students feel disoriented and anxious when first starting college, and Olivia Schlaepfer was no exception. Yet until she was diagnosed with autism and ADHD as a sophomore, she couldn’t understand why it was so much more challenging for her, than for many of her peers, to make the social and academic transition into college life. Learning what neurodiversity means (and doesn’t mean) was like a lifesaver for Olivia, who shares in this brief interview how she came to understand and love herself and learned how to thrive at Yale. Watch video on Youtube.

Mental Health Resource

If you would like to talk with a counselor from Mental Health and Counseling (MHC), you can schedule a session by calling (203) 432-0290 during office hours; you can also call that number to speak to a clinician at any time.

The Chaplain’s Office staff is also available: schedule an appointment at https://chaplain.yale.edu, write directly to any of the staff, or call (203) 432-1128 during business hours. The YC3 team is also there for you: scroll down on their website to make an appointment with any member of the team.