SAS Has News!

Maybe you have heard a rumor… and the rumor is true! SAS is moving to a new location on campus!

We are moving to the former UCU Credit Union building located on 39 Rangeley Road. The building will be renamed and the unveiling will be on a later date.  More details to follow! (check out this page for building updates!)

Our last day in our current location, East Annex, will be December 20th and we will be fully moved into the UCU Credit Union building by Dec 27th, fingers crossed! During this time period our physical office location will be closed. However, we will still be checking our email address and responding to information posted in the Accommodate platform.

Highlights of some great features in the new building:

  • Fully accessible entrance
  • Designated parking 
  • First floor offices and test proctoring rooms
  • Updated furnishings
  • Quieter location
  • Less noisy foot traffic
  • Accessible single user ground floor bathroom
  • Our own space for gatherings

A Change Has Come to SAS!

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has some exciting news to share with students and faculty! We have implemented a new system-wide tool to manage student disability-related accommodation requests. The new tool, Accommodate, is accessible to students and faculty through the UM Portal and can be accessed with a single sign-on (SSO). 

This system allows students to:

  1. Maintain 24-hour access to their approved accommodations
  2. Request supplemental accommodations that may be needed
  3. Complete a semester request every semester to communicate the continuation of accommodations
  4. View, save and print an accommodation letter to provide to professors
  5. View documentation and/or important releases signed
  6. Access helpful resources to assist with academic success
  7. View equipment signed out as well as when it is due for return
  8. For those students who receive note-taking services, online access to notes

For instructions on how to use Accommodate please click this link.

Information for Students Already Receiving Accommodations from SAS

If you would like to request a new accommodation letter for the upcoming semester, you will need to do so via the new Accommodate platform by using this link AFTER August 1st 2023.

Instructions on how to make a semester request (receiving your accommodation letter) can be viewed using this link

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Welcome to the Office of Student Accessibility Services at University of Maine!  Our office is located in Room 121 of the East Annex with hours of operation from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Services for students with disabilities are available to any enrolled University of Maine student having a self-reported disability. Documentation must follow the guidelines, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a professional staff member. SAS and University of Maine is committed to accommodating students with disabilities and helping them to achieve academic success.

SAS provides students with reasonable accommodations and services to ensure equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Services include assistance with, but are not limited to, the following disabilities covered by the above laws:

  • Learning disabilities (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading/math disability, specific learning disability, etc.)
  • Medical health (such as cardiac disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, seizure disorder, etc.)
  • Physical/mobility impairments (ambulatory, wheelchair)
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Emotional/psychological diagnosis (such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Temporary disabilities – disabilities existing only for a short period of time (6-months or less) as a result of injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions

What Accommodations Are Available?

College accommodations differ from high school accommodations you may have had. Also, the type of disability determines the appropriate accommodations.  When you meet with a professional staff member, they will discuss with you the most appropriate accommodation for you.  Some services may include:

  • Extended test time
  • Separate test location
  • Assistive Technology
  • Note-takers
  • Test reader
  • Test scribe and/or use of computer
  • Housing accommodations
  • Seating in the front of the room
  • Enlarged print
  • Other accommodations specific to disability must be requested and approved.

SAS Campus Partners

Our office also partners with and/or recommends that students connect with the following support services: