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Students with Disabilities

Harvard Kennedy School is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities so they can be a part of the full HKS experience.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), HKS provides accommodations, services, and support to students with documented disabilities on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Disabilities may be physical, mental, learning, and/or temporary. In order for students to receive accommodations, they must disclose and provide medical documentation about their disability to the Senior Director of Student Services who serves as the local student disability coordinator at HKS. Current and admitted HKS students will find more information on KNet (login required) about the disability resources available and how to register for them. Contact the Student Services team if you would like to discuss whether you are eligible for accommodations and services.

Accommodations and services
While all accommodations and services are evaluated on an individual basis and no list can be exhaustive, the following are some examples of what may be arranged:

  • Accessible shuttle transportation
  • Electronic course materials for students with visual disabilities
  • Note takers
  • Sign language/CART services
  • Voice recognition software

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