Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University are committed to the full inclusion of all students in our communities.

Disabilities come in many forms, and may be permanent or temporary. We provide accommodations and support to our students with documented disabilities on an individual, case-by-case basis, 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).

Our students are required to disclose and provide medical documentation about their disability to receive accommodations. Contact our Student Services team to learn about this process.  

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
  • Note takers
  • Sign language/CART services
  • Voice recognition software
A Portrait of Sara Minkara MPP 2014
Losing Sight, But Gaining a Vision. A film by Gloria Hong.