Welcome to Student Accessibility Services at Yale!
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with all Yale students, including those in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and all Professional Schools to provide appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. In line with our Mission, Vision, and Values, SAS interacts with many different offices and resources here at Yale to strive to enable all students receive equal access to their education at Yale. Registering with Student Accessibility Services is a required first step for students who wish to request a disability-related accommodation or service. If you are a faculty member interested in workplace accommodations, please refer to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility for more information.
To learn about accessibility at Yale, please view our Accessibility Resources. If you have run into any accessibility issues in our community you can use the Report a Disability-Related Barrier Form and the appropriate office will follow up with more information.
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.
To request accommodations, students must register with SAS, which involves:
- Complete the Registration form. Please allow 3 business days from submission for outreach from a SAS staff member.
- Provide supporting documentation (see Documentation Guidelines).
- Meet with a SAS staff member to discuss your request and current situation, and to develop a plan for moving forward.
Please view the Housing page for specific information about housing accommodations.
A student may register and submit documentation to SAS even though a specific accommodation request is not anticipated at the time of registration.
Documentation provided to SAS is kept confidential. Information submitted directly to SAS will not become part of a student’s permanent record at Yale.
Students who are unsure about their eligibility for assistance should complete the Registration form and meet with SAS staff to discuss their situation.
If you think you may need our support, please reach out to us at email@example.com! We are happy to help with accommodation inquires, concerns, or general questions!