- How do I register with SEAS?
- What does the office of SEAS do?
- Where is the SEAS office located?
- How do I register with the SEAS On Call Shuttle?
- What if I need disability related housing (reapplying each year)?
- I'm having an event; how do I plan to make it accessible for all?
- What if I need academic accommodations?
- How accessible is the Brown campus?
- What services does SEAS provide for faculty & staff?
- How do I apply for disability parking?
- If I decide to register with SEAS, is my information confidential?
- How do I arrange to get a sign language interpreter for a department's event?
- I think I may have a learning disability; how do I go about getting tested?
- My grandparents are coming for commencement. How do I get a wheelchair?
To complete registration with SEAS, you will need to complete a Registration & Release Form, submit documentation (see guidelines for what is needed) and meet with either the Director or Assistant Director.
The Office of Disability Support Service provides services and reasonable accommodations to qualified Brown students, faculty and staff who register with our office.
We are located at 20 Benevolent Street (across from Keeney Quad, next to the Brown Faculty Club). Our building is labeled Office of Student Life. We are located on the first floor in room 112. Please use our main entrance located on the left side of our building.
To register with the SEAS on Call shuttle, you will need to have documentation from your Doctor concerning the disability or nature of your injury, recommendations and duration of use on your Doctor's letterhead (typed). Documentation may be faxed over to us at (401) 863-1999. You may call Erin Karalekas at (401) 863-9588 to initiate registration as there are also forms that you will need to complete.
If you require disability related housing, you will need to reapply each year providing us with new documentation each time that you are applying on your Doctor's letterhead stating your disability need for such.
The best way is to make sure that your event is in an accessible room and to make sure you let potential attendees know how to reach you if they will need an accommodation, like an interpreter. Please visit the Event Planning web site Disability-Related Considerations page for additional information.
If you will be requesting any academic accommodations, you will need to complete registration (see above) and will need to complete a request for academic accommodation form at the beginning of each semester. A letter will then be mailed to your campus box and you can make copies to give to your Professors.
Brown is located on a hill and while it is very historic and quite old we are trying to make the campus more accessible with each passing year.
SEAS provides accommodations in the workplace, assisting with parking and SEAS shuttle services for qualified employees.
You will need to complete registration & parking forms and provide the Director, Cathie Axe, with documentation stating your disability and the duration that parking is needed.
Yes, all information is strictly confidential.
You may call the Interpreter Referral Service at 222-5300. Please note that it sometimes takes a while to secure an interpreter, so please plan accordingly.
Please call us at (401) 863-9588 to request a meeting with either the Director or Assistant Director who can refer you to a qualified professional.
You can call us at (401) 863-9588 and we can provide you with contact information for places in the state who rent out wheelchairs.
We hold on to documentation for 7 years and shred all information after that time frame.