Accessibility

Student and Employee Accessibility Services

Brown’s Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) oversees services and accommodations for students with physical, psychological, sensory, and learning disabilities. SEAS facilitates services for faculty, staff, and visitors as well. SEAS coordinates services with many University offices, including the Office of Dean of the College, Residential Life, Health Services, and Psychological Services.   

Requests and Registration

Students who may need accommodations or services due to a disability or medical condition should contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) to discuss their needs and to begin the registration process. A professional staff member will meet with the student to review the situation, and then make a recommendation regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations. Requests for accommodations are evaluated individually, based on documentation and completion of the registration process.

Injuries

SEAS coordinates services and accommodations for students who have injury-related needs. Examples include a student on crutches due to a broken leg needing assistance getting from an off-campus apartment to class, and a student needing note-taking assistance due to hand surgery.

Campus Accessibility

Brown's historic and somewhat hilly campus can pose challenges for mobility and physical accessibility. Improving building and site accessibility is an ongoing and collaborative effort at Brown. For more information about campus planning for accessibility, including a current Campus Accessibility Map, consult the Accessibility section of the Facilities Management website.