Student Accessibility Services (SAS) engages in an interactive process with each student upon request for accommodations to determine appropriate accommodations and/or auxilary aids and services for their academic, housing, and campus access needs. SAS accommodations are decided based on many factors, and the most important is your participation in the interactive process. The process starts when students submit an Accommodations Request form to SAS, which should be completed by the student who needs the disability-related accommodation or service.
If you already have approved accommodations through SAS, please use your SAS Accommodate Portal for important announcements, to renew your accommodations for the semester or to request new accommodations.
To request accommodations:
- Complete the Accommodations Request form. Please allow 2 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.
While some disabilities require similar accommodations, SAS assesses each student’s disability as an individual experience and works to identify their specific barriers to access. Because of this, accommodations are tied to a barrier for access as a result of the disability and not strictly to the disability. With student involvement, SAS will collaborate to identify the barriers and the most appropriate accommodations to remove those barriers without altering the fundamental requirements or learning objectives of a course, program, or the University. For information about specific accommodations for Yale College students, please view our Exams, Housing, and Dining pages. Graduate student please refer to the relevant section. Please also refer to the Campus Access page.
A student may complete an Accommodation Request form and submit documentation to SAS even though a specific accommodation request is not anticipated at the time of accommodation request.
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 Accommodation Request form and meet with SAS staff to discuss their situation.