Student Accessibility Services

Accommodations and Services

Accommodations for students with disabilities are intended to provide equitable access to courses, services and programs. Students self-identify as needing accommodations to SAS and then register and provide documentation to support the need for accommodations.

Students approved for academic accommodations will log into the SAS Online Portal each semester and send their accommodation letters to their faculty each semester. New semester means new faculty. We recommend sending your letters to faculty early in the semester, as accommodations are not retroactive and it does take time to implement certain accommodations.

Examples of Accommodations and Services

Brown provides a range of accommodations and services to registered students with documented disabilities or medical conditions. Accommodations and services are provided based on student needs and are determined on a case by case basis.

The following are a few examples of the range of accommodations and services provided:

  • Extra time on examinations
  • Use of the Accessibility Shuttle, offering point to point rides on campus
  • Accessible housing
  • Access to print materials in an enlarged or alternate format
  • American Sign Language interpreters
  • Assistive technology

Accommodations may not fundamentally alter essential components of a course or curriculum.

Types of Accommodations and Services

Once registered with and approved by SAS for academic accommodations, students may request accommodations for as many or as few courses as they wish.
Students can meet with a professional SAS staff member to discuss the range of assistive technology options available at Brown.
Student Accessibility Services provides students who are enrolled with our SAS office with the opportunity to use dedicated study spaces on the 3rd floor of the Rockefeller Library.
Many students require assistance with note taking in order to access classroom instruction. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides many modalities of technology and support for note taking.
SAS offers a range of tailored support for graduate students, including accommodations for classes and exams, assistive technology and guidance on accessibility concerns.
View the details of housing and dining accommodations and access answers to commonly asked questions for a comprehensive understanding of the support available to students.
This section guides you through the steps of requesting accommodations for an emotional support animal as well as information about registering a service animal (optional) on Brown's campus.
Students who are registered with SAS and provide documentation of the need for parking accommodations may be eligible to park on campus.