Student Disabilities Services (SDS) is responsible for coordinating the Institute's efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. SDS provides qualified students with disabilities equal access to all Institute programs, activities, and services. The goals of SDS's support services are to encourage students to be self-sufficient, to enhance the educational process, and to support overall personal and professional development of students without compromising existing academic standards.
These services include receiving and reviewing disability-related documentation and determining the appropriate accommodations required, communicating with faculty (with the student's permission), and developing plans for accommodations. Student Disabilities Services also provides, or arranges, a variety of auxiliary services for qualified students with disabilities, such as coordination of sign language interpreters, text alternatives, and other academic accommodations. Student Disabilities Services is located in Room 5-104. For further information, call 617-253-1674 or visit http://web.mit.edu/uaap/sds/.