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 issues 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 here.

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

In community, group members are invited to explore how their racial identity has been shaped. Students may also reflect on how their experiences at Yale and beyond may influence their racial self-expression (or lack thereof). The right to choose whether/how students racially identify will be affirmed. This 60-minute group will convene weekly via Zoom. To learn more, email: andrea.depetris at yale.edu or eva.wilson at yale.edu.

Info on Graduate Students Housing

The housing application opens on April 1 and the roommate matching application also opens on April 1. Should you decide to match with a roommate, Room Selection for matched roommates opens on Wednesday, April 19. Room Selection for all other room types opens on April 20. All Room Selections start at 9:00 a.m. EST. The process is quite competitive due to the limited number of rooms we have available so it’s best to log in at 9:00 am on Room Selection day and filling out the housing application before April 20.

A housing application webinar was held on Wednesday, March 29 at 11:00 am EST which explains the process. The replay will be available and posted on the Graduate Housing website. You can also view last year’s webinar which is still posted along with some FAQs.

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.