Providing Documentation

An important step in the accommodations process is providing documentation of your condition.

Documentation helps establish the need for accommodations and provides information about the functional impact of your disability. For most conditions, "documentation" can just be a letter from a provider that clearly answers the above points. In some situations we ask for more detailed information in order to determine appropriate accommodations. We will always try to work with what you are readily able to send us, and will only ask for more information if we need it to determine appropriate accommodations or eligibility. Once you submit documentation, an Accessibility Specialist will review your submission and invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss next steps.

Of course, if you have any questions about documentation or the documentation process, we are always here to help, so feel free to reach out at any time to

Documentation Criteria 

Generally, documentation should:

  • Be from a licensed provider who has treated you recently and is qualified to provide information about your condition(s). What we consider to be "recent" will depend on what you are documenting with us, and whether it is something that might be likely to change over time. Documentation cannot be provided by an immediate family member.
  • Confirm a diagnosis that you may be eligible for accommodations for.
  • Describe the impact of the diagnosis in your daily life.
  • Describe what might be helpful for you at Brandeis given the impacts of the diagnosis.
  • Be written in or translated into English.

Submitting Documentation

We currently accept documentation via a secure link where you will be able to upload scanned copies of your documentation from your device. To get the link where you can submit documentation, please email us at For the security of your medical information, please do not submit any documentation by email.

Frequently Asked Questions