Students with documented disabilities at Harvard may be eligible to receive academic accommodations. The Disability Access Office (DAO) works collaboratively with students to develop academic accommodation plans based upon their disability documentation, academic history, and the information that is provided to staff during an access meeting.

Academic accommodations are tailored to the individual to eliminate barriers caused by a disability and to afford students equal access and opportunity to participate in academic programs and services. Examples of frequently-required academic accommodations include:

Please note that early notification and active communication with instructors is the best way to ensure that accommodation requests are handled effectively. Students requiring academic accommodations will receive a Faculty Letter that verifies their registration with DAO and specifies the accommodations they are eligible to receive.

DAO asks that students deliver their Faculty Letter to course staff within the first two weeks of classes. Please note that accommodations will not be provided retroactively.