Disability Services

The faculty, students and staff of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program recognize the importance of a diversified student body. We believe all of our students benefit from being part of a close-knit community where they can share and learn about each other’s educational backgrounds, cultures, religious beliefs, physical and mental abilities, political views and career aspirations.

Student Accommodations

Accommodations and support services are available to ensure that students have access to academic, social, cultural and recreational programs.  Available services include auxiliary aids such as sign-language interpreters, exam accommodations, note taking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology.  Strategic Education Services (SES) are available for students with conditions that may affect academic progress on a continuing basis, including ADHD, head injuries, mood disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual’s diagnosis and documented needs. SES is a free, individualized, one-to-one weekly strategy session, where an individual’s skills are developed in several areas, including organization, test taking, interpersonal skills and self-advocacy.

Please visit the Disability Services website to learn more about services available for specific disabilities, or contact the office by email at access@bu.edu. You can also contact Caroline Lyman in the Bioinformatics Program at clyman@bu.edu with any questions or concerns you may have regarding support services.

Campus Accessibility

View a campus map to locate accessible parking areas, audible crosswalk signals, TTY/TDD payphones, as well as curb cuts and building wheelchair accessible entrances at BU Maps or head over to the T Access Guide for information on the MBTA.