Currently Registered Students

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to supporting students with disabilities as the university is Remote during the Summer semester. If you are already registered with SAS, have requested your accommodation letters and have delivered them to your faculty, your accommodations are in place.

SAS encourages you to connect with your faculty about your accommodations to determine the best way to ensure that they are available. SAS is happy to help you facilitate that discussion if you prefer.

Access to resources:

Technology 

SAS would like to remind you that any Tufts students can access our Text to Speech Software! Read & Write can be downloaded using your Tufts UTLN and Password using this websiteSensusAccess can be accessed by using this website and using you @Tufts.edu email. More information about Assistive Technology can be found on our website.

Strategies for Working at Home

Student Accessibility Service and the Academic Resource Center understand that working from home can be a new challenging endeavor. We have created a Tip Sheet on how to stay proactive and focused! We have also created videos from our team on covering various strategies from tackling test taking to creating a a workspace at home.  

Video Resources

In collaboration with the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Department, we have created videos covering various topics designed to support you as we all navigate remote work off-campus. 

Upcoming Workshops

Student Accessibility Services and the Academic Resource Center will continue to host Workshops online. We hope to see you at one soon. To see a list of currently offered workshops, please check out this website this will be updated when new workshops are offered.

Please be aware of the following resources that will continue to be available to you: https://emergency.tufts.edu/coronavirus/

SAS will remain available online and on the phone should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

SAS


Steps for Requesting Accommodations Each Semester

After you have registered with the SAS office you will need to request your accommodations for each semester you intend to use them. This is because your professors and classes change each semester and they will need information on your individual accommodations. 

Here’s how to request accommodations each semester:

  1. Log on to Accommodate
  2. Follow the instructions in the Accommodate Semester Accommodation Request Instructions.
  3. Within 48 business hours you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your letters through Accommodate.
  4. Print your accommodation letters and hand deliver them to your professors.
  5. Follow SAS policies and procedures for using your accommodations, particularly if you have Distraction Reduced Testing.

 

What Is My Responsibility?

You can help us make sure your accommodations are successfully met by following the required policies and procedures. This includes maintaining active communication with both faculty and SAS staff and complying with all deadlines.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Rights

  • To not be denied access due to a disability
  • To receive reasonable accommodations that provide equal opportunity
  • To have access to auxiliary aids/assistive technology
  • To not be counseled toward "more restrictive career objectives"
  • To receive assistance from the Student Accessibility Services office in removing physical, academic and attitudinal barriers
  • To not be discriminated against due to a disability or receive any retaliatory discrimination, as protected by law

Responsibilities

  • To identify to the Student Accessibility Services office
  • To provide documentation of disability
  • To participate in an intake interview with a SAS staff member
  • To initiate and follow the specific policies and procedures for the accommodations given
  • To provide professors with reasonable notice in which to implement the accommodations
  • To provide for personal independent living needs or other personal disability-related needs
  • To assume personal responsibility for meeting with faculty and requesting additional assistance