The decision to self-identify a disability and ask for accommodations is a personal one for students. If accommodations are requested at Brown, students must first complete the registration process with Student and Employee Accessibility Services. This process involves providing clinical documentation regarding the student's disability to the Coordinator of SEAS and meeting with her or him to discuss appropriate accommodations. Accommodations are not provided until a careful review of all the provided documentation is made. Guidelines for acceptable documentation may be found on the SEAS home page. Registration with SEAS is not mandatory; students may want to arrange their own accommodations. The University, however, is not required to provide accommodations to students who have not provided appropriate documentation as outlined by SEAS.
Although SEAS assists students with disabilities in many tasks, it is up to individuals to take the initiative and remain actively involved in the accommodation process. Students are responsible for requesting accommodations from SEAS in person at least two weeks before they are needed. In addition, the adequacy of any accommodations should be confirmed as soon as possible and problems should be brought to the attention of the SEAS Coordinator. Students are also responsible for meeting with their instructors at the beginning of each semester to discuss all accommodations.