Deaf and hard of hearing services

Welcome to Boston University!

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) coordinates ASL/English interpreters and CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) providers for BU classes, related academic meetings, and non-academic out-of-class activities sponsored by the university.  ODS also provides exam accommodations, residence hall modifications, note takers, and works with faculty to ensure classroom media is accessible.

ODS provides assistive technology to ensure equally effective communication. Click to view a detailed list of some Assistive Technology.

Prospective Students:

We are thrilled you are considering Boston University for your next educational journey.  Please feel free to email us at DHHODS@bu.edu with any questions.

Learn about Disability Services at Boston University.

Learn more about Department of Deaf Studies.

Newly Accepted Students

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) coordinates American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) providers for BU classes, related academic meetings, and non-academic out-of-class activities sponsored by the university.  ODS also provides exam accommodations, residence hall modifications, note takers, and works with faculty to ensure classroom media is accessible.