What We Help With

Tufts University is very proud to welcome students with a variety of backgrounds, interests and abilities. Tufts is committed to the success of all of our students, and as such we strive to make sure that students with disabilities are able to successfully access all of their curricular and co-curricular activities. The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office works with undergraduate and graduate students one-on-one to determine what their accommodation needs may be, to implement those accommodations and to help students self-advocate for their needs while at Tufts. SAS collaborates with campus partners and resources to provide timely, comprehensive and appropriate services for students with disabilites.

If you have a physical, learning, medical, psychiatric, sensory, or have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or any other disability that affects one or more of your major life functions, Tufts provides a range of services to accommodate your needs. 

SAS Works with Students to:

  • Verify eligibility for disability services based on diagnostic documentation and student meetings
  • Provide accommodations for students based on eligibility of their disability 
  • Develop self-advocacy skills and respond to disability-related issues and concerns
  • Works closely with faculty providing disability education awareness around ensuring equal access within courses
  • Partner with the larger campus community to overcome architectural, technological, attitudinal and administrative barriers for students

Watch "Day By Day"

Student Accessibility Services and Tufts' Department of Film and Media Studies recently partnered with two student filmmakers, Ben Hoskings and Ray Bernoff, to produce "Day By Day," a short documentary about six Tufts students' experiences as artists living with disabilities. "Day By Day" premiered with great success in mid April, and the film will be shown at two national conferences later this summer. Congratulations to Ben and Ray, who have also entered "Day By Day" in a national contest for filmmakers with disabilities.