The Office of Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is the centralized office designated to provide academic and other accommodations for students with documented disabilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Stanford's professional schools. The OAE, in collaboration with faculty and staff from other offices, enables students with disabilities to participate fully in the educational experience at Stanford while meeting the academic standards maintained by the University.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the OAE offers a wide array of auxiliary aids and accommodations that include, but are not limited to: notetaking, alternate format for course materials (e.g., Braille, electronic text) oral or sign language interpretation, stenocaptioning, curriculum modifications, and housing accommodations.

The OAE also operates DisGo, a free Disability Golf Cart service open to all members of the Stanford Community with a disability or medical condition that makes it difficult to travel about campus.

The Schwab Learning Center, affiliated with the OAE and established by a generous endowment from Charles and Helen Schwab, offers enhanced services specifically for students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Among the services are individual learning strategy sessions and content tutoring in various academic disciplines. SLC programs and services are offered on both the main campus and at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Additional information about the accommodations and services offered through the OAE may be obtained at the Office of Accessible Education website.  The OAE is located on the Stanford University campus at 563 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305-8540.

To find out more about our office, please call at 650-723-1066 or email the OAE Office Manager.

Diversity and Access Office

The Diversity and Access Office oversees compliance with federal and state Civil Rights statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and provides disability-related access information for faculty, staff, students, and visitors of the Stanford community.

Undergraduate and graduate students needing disability related accommodations to participate in Stanford non-academic events and activities (residential, clubs, sports) should contact the Diversity and Access Office.